Latest changes to APP

APP is subject to review (either scheduled or triggered) in consultation with the relevant National Policing Business Area. All amendments go through a review process and further information is available from contactus@college.police.uk

More detailed changes to APP content may be recorded separately by the the APP team. If you require a copy of APP as it was on a particular date (for example, for an enquiry) please email contactcentre@college.police.uk. All requests must be approved by the relevant Policing Standards Manager.

Latest changes to APP

Date Category Guidance Changes
Investigation Managing investigations

Reintroduction of resources list.

Major investigation and public protection > Domestic abuse Investigative development

Edited 'Signs of a disturbance' section to include reference to the National Crime Agency's (NCA) Forensic Medical Advice Team, which runs the National Injuries Database.

Information management Data protection

Added link to new audit and compliance briefing note.

Investigation Working with victims and witnesses

In Family liaison, added link to College of Policing (2021) Charter for families bereaved through public tragedy.

Investigation > International International investigation reference material and forms

Obsolete ICCC Enquiry form v 1.2 removed.

Engagement and communication Media relations

Changed wording from unexplained to unexpected under ‘Arrests, charges and judicial outcomes’ under the heading ‘Deaths’

Investigation Acid and corrosive substances

Broken link to NHS infographic fixed

Major investigation and public protection > Hate crime Responding to hate

Interim changes in light of the Miller v College of Policing CA case 2021, ahead of a new Home Office code of practice about the recording and retention of personal data relating to non-crime hate incidents.

Major investigation and public protection > Hate crime Responding to non-crime hate incidents

Interim changes in light of the Miller v College of Policing CA case 2021, ahead of a new Home Office code of practice about the recording and retention of personal data relating to non-crime hate incidents.

Mental health Sources of help for those in need of mental and emotional support

Email changed  from sobs.support@hotmail.com to email.support@uksobs.org - in the section ‘Bereavement support after a death by suicide for adults’

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