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The Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004 (Victims’ Code of Practice) Order 2015

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EXPLANATORY NOTE

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This Order brings into operation the revised code of practice entitled “Code of Practice for Victims of Crime” on 16th November 2015. The revised code of practice replaces the code of practice that was brought into operation on 10th December 2013 by S.I. 2013/2907 and implements parts of Directive 2012/29/EU establishing minimum standards on the rights, support and protection of victims of crime (OJ L 315, 14.11.2012, p. 57–73).

Online copies of the revised code of practice can be accessed at https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/revising-the-victims-code and hard copies can be obtained by emailing victimscodeconsultation@justice.gsi.gov.uk, or writing to the following address:

Post Point 4.21

Ministry of Justice

102 Petty France

London

SW1H 9AJ

A full impact assessment of the effect that this instrument will have on the costs of the public sector was produced with the Government’s response to consultation, “Revising the Victims’ Code” and is available at https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/revising-the-victims-code.

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