Code of practice governing services to be provided in England and Wales to victims of criminal conduct which occurred in England and Wales.
The Code of Practice for Victims of Crime forms a key part of the wider Government strategy to transform the criminal justice system by putting victims first, making the system more responsive and easier to navigate. Victims of crime should be treated in a respectful, sensitive and professional manner without discrimination of any kind.
They should receive appropriate support to help them, as far as possible, to cope and recover and be protected from re-victimisation.
The code of practice governs the services to be provided in England and Wales by organisations in the criminal justice system.