Latest changes to APP

APP is subject to review (either scheduled or triggered) in consultation with the relevant National Policing Business Area. All amendments go through a review process and further information is available from contactus@college.police.uk

More detailed changes to APP content may be recorded separately by the the APP team. If you require a copy of APP as it was on a particular date (for example, for an enquiry) please email contactcentre@college.police.uk. All requests must be approved by the relevant Policing Standards Manager.

Latest changes to APP

Date Category Guidance Changes
Detention and custody CCTV

Contact details changed in planning section.

Detention and custody Custody management and planning

Changes requested to Fire safety section: removal of two info boxes and replacement of HOPBDG with PCDG.
Further fires safety advice: same changes (HOPBDG chapter 10, custody PD5 replace with PCFD Section 17.
Inadequate ventialtion systems: same abbreviations amended (HOPBDG to PCDG.

Major investigation and public protection > Domestic abuse Introduction to authorised professional practice on domestic abuse

Updated link for Revenge Pronography Guidance inserted in several sections:
> Offences associated with domestic abuse > Revenge Pornography
> Technology and Social media
> Risk and vulnerability > Teenagers and young people (Link inserted)
> Stalking and harassment

Major investigation and public protection > Domestic abuse Investigative development

Links to BWV guidance and BWV Essex trail 2015 amended after report of broken links.

Engagement and communication Media relations

Broken links in Information during criminal proceedings updated:
- Judicial College (2016) Reporting Restrictions in the Criminal Courts
- Media relations protocol

Major investigation and public protection Adults at risk

Deletion of paragraph: Safeguarding Adults - A National Framework of Standards for good practice and outcomes in adult protection work.

Major investigation and public protection > Missing persons Missing person investigations

Family liaison - ACPO (2008) manual removed and replaced with link to Working with Victims and Witnesses.

Major investigation and public protection > Missing persons Missing person investigations

Family liaison - ACPO (2008) manual removed and replaced with link to Working with Victims and Witnesses.

Major investigation and public protection > Missing persons Specific investigations

Link replaced in further information box within Migrant children.

Within the Foreign and Commonwealth section, link added to International investigation.

Major investigation and public protection Adults at risk

Updated references to latest Code of Practice for Victims and also changed wording from
'...are entitled to an enhanced service...' to '...have rights to an enhanced service...' in Briefing note for adults at risk: initial response and safeguarding and Briefing note for adults at risk: advice for investigators

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