In September last year, the government published its cross-government Victims Strategy. The MoJ says it has already delivered a significant number of the commitments in the strategy and it is on track to deliver the rest. Consultation opened this week on the first stage in delivering the commitment to consult on a strengthened Victims’ Code, that will be both clearer, and more responsive to the changing nature of crime and victims’ needs.
The consultation asks for views on the initial proposals for change, and the issues it should focus on. It states that "this consultation is the next step in ensuring the experience of victims within the justice system – whatever their particular path and eventual outcome – does not result in them becoming a victim of the process, as well as the crime".
The consultation is open until 11 September. You can find out more on the consultation website