Domestic Abuse: Prosecutions

Attorney General written question – answered on 28th March 2022.

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Photo of Dawn Butler Dawn Butler Labour, Brent Central

To ask the Attorney General, how many domestic abuse prosecutors have been newly trained in the Crown Prosecution Service in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

Photo of Alex Chalk Alex Chalk The Solicitor-General

The Government is focused on delivering justice for victims of domestic abuse including through providing training resources to new prosecutors. Since November 2019, when figures became available, 568 prosecutors have attended instructor-led domestic abuse training as part of their induction programme to the CPS. Additionally, between 2017 and March 2022 online self-guided domestic abuse training courses were accessed on 6,184 occasions.

To support prosecutors outside of training, the CPS publishes Legal Guidance on Domestic Abuse which can be accessed at any time (

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