Offences against emergency workers

This document sets out the agreement on offences against emergency workers between Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS), NHS England, the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC), the National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC), and the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS). Purpose of this agreement.  This agreement provides for a broad framework to ensure the more effective investigation and prosecution of cases where emergency workers are the victim of a crime, particularly in applying the provisions of the Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Act 2018 (the 2018 Act) and to set out the standards victims of these crimes can expect.

The principles in this agreement do not create legally enforceable rights or obligations but set out minimum expectations for all signatories.