Stage 7 - Raising awareness about the guideline

We will take steps to raise awareness of each new guideline once it has been approved, and once we know when it is going to come into force.

We will notify individuals and organisations with a specific interest in the guideline. We will also carry out wider communications work to increase public awareness of the guideline. This might include, for example, media interviews, conferences, as well as using digital and social media.

We will also work with judges and other members of the criminal justice system where they need to understand the impact of the guidelines on their decisions. This may include helping to develop necessary training.

Our communications must be properly planned, working with others in the justice system. We will need to invest time and resources to make sure that all those who have an interest in, or are affected by, a guideline are prepared for it.


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