Re: Publication of CPS proposed guidance to help prosecutors spot signs of domestic violence against teenagers and pensioners

14th May 2014

Diana Barran, Chief Executive of Caada, commented: “The CPS has played an important role in leading the way to improving the victims' safety by making Violence Against Women and Girls one of its key strategic priorities. We warmly welcome this new guidance, which seeks to refine the response to address the needs of different groups of victims, and recognises that a ‘one size fits all' approach does not work. Prosecutors must balance criminal justice with protecting the victim, and this guidance will help them achieve this. It also encourages prosecutors to work closely with Independent Domestic Violence Advisors (IDVAs) to give victims professional support and prioritise their safety, which we also welcome."

Please note, Caada is the former name of SafeLives.