We have today published a Terms of Reference for our next inspection which will focus on domestic abuse. We will assess how well the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) manages and prosecutes cases involving domestic abuse at sheriff summary level, where the majority of cases involving domestic abuse are prosecuted. During this inspection, we will consider COPFS’s standard approach to preparing and prosecuting domestic abuse cases across Scotland, as well as the bespoke arrangements for managing domestic abuse cases calling at the Glasgow Domestic Abuse Court and falling within the remit of the Summary Case Management Pilot. Our inspection will examine how well COPFS is fulfilling its obligations and commitments towards victims in domestic abuse cases, as well as child witnesses.
Find out more in our Terms of Reference.