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Victims' code

Victims' code

The Code of Practice for Victims of Crime is a statutory Government document which sets out the information, support and services that victims of crime are entitled to receive from criminal justice agencies in England and Wales. These criminal justice agencies include the police and Crown Prosecution Service.

The Code covers the support victims should expect at every stage of the process from reporting a crime to post-trial support.

Although the Supreme Court hears relatively few cases involving victims of crime, and never hears evidence in person, we are still committed to the aims of the Code. Most specifically, the Supreme Court aims to keep victims fully informed about the progress of court trials.

A full version of the Victims' Code, leaflet guides for adults and young people, a poster, and a video for under-18s can be accessed on the website (see 'Useful links' below).

Useful links