Guidelines for police officers and Crown Prosecutors on how and when to issue a simple caution for minor offences or first-time offenders.
The document includes guidance on:
- deciding if issuing a caution is the right thing to do
- factors you should take into account
- how to issue the caution and explain it to someone
- what to do after you’ve issued the caution
It also lists who can authorise the use of a caution for different offences.