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Preparing a case file for a CPs Charging Decision, 3 July 2024

  • New workshop that provides an operational checklist of key considerations investigators need to address when preparing a case file to the CPS to be considered for a charging decision.


  • It will provide delegates with contemporary guidance, and operational best practice. It will also highlight key challenges and pitfalls and offer sound advice as to how to address these challenges. 


  • It is aimed at all investigators who want to build on and enhance existing skills and who want to be kept up to date with contemporary challenges and issues around this vital stage of the investigation process.


  • It will be led by Paul Keitch, a highly experienced investigator who worked for 30 years with West Yorkshire Police and built up a specialism as a lead disclosure officer.


  • Paul was also Lead Disclosure Officer on three investigations under the Operation Stovewood investigation - the single largest law enforcement investigation into non-familial child sexual exploitation and abuse in the UK. Paul is now a trainer and speaker in investigative skills.

Outline of the day

We will provide a practical checklist/template of key considerations investigators need to consider including:

  • The Directors Guidance on Charging v6

  • Reasonable lines of enquiry

  • Disclosure

  • Victims and witnesses


We'll provide advice about completing key documents including:

  • CM01 (MG3)

  • Disclosure schedules

  • Statements and exhibit lists


We will also consider possible pitfalls and challenges and offer advice on how to address these.

These include:

  • Failure to engage with CPS at an early stage.

  • Incorrect naming of documents

  • Spelling and grammar

  • Dealing with CPS action plans


Cost: £205 + VAT (GBP) per delegate (LEA and Government Agency rate).  £255 + VAT (Industry rate). 

Group bookings: We offer various discounts for group bookings depending on numbers, please contact us for details.


Booking: Please send the delegates name(s), email address(es) and purchase order (made out to The Investigator) to or telephone +44(0)844 660 8707 for further information. 

Payment can be made by Debit/credit card. The meeting link will be sent out 7 days before the event.

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