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 [email protected]

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 co[email protected]. All requests must be approved by the relevant Policing Standards Manager.

Latest changes to APP

Date Category Guidance Changes
Prosecution and case management Possible justice outcomes following investigation

Wording amended for adult, youth and foreign national conditional cautions.

Detention and custody > Detainee care Equality and individual needs

Reference to Annex L to PACE Code C added and detail added about transgender officers and staff.

Covert policing Undercover policing

Revised version of Undercover policing APP published to address broken links.

Civil emergencies > Disaster victim identification Health, safety and welfare

Broken link fixed.

Major investigation and public protection > Investigating child abuse and safeguarding children Key definitions

Out of date information on Rape and sexual offences APP amended.

Prosecution and case management Charging and case preparation

Section on charging process amended and link to CPS guidance added.

Stop and search Professional

Reference to Annex L to PACE Code C added and detail added about transgender officers and staff.

Detention and custody Terrorism Act 2000 (TACT)

New module on TACT published.

Major investigation and public protection > Investigating child abuse and safeguarding children > Police response to investigating child abuse Staffing and the child abuse investigation unit

NPCC definition for prioritisation of online perpetrators who pose a risk of harm to children.

Major investigation and public protection > Hate crime Responding to hate crimes

Updated link to THRIVE document from MLE to College learn.

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