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Guidance: Regulator's notification 01 2024: quality failure in s5A drugs driving analysis

Notification on the the Forensic Science Regulator's lessons learnt review on quality failure in s5A drugs driving analysis.

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Corporate report: Section 5A drug driving lessons learnt review

Report looking at a quality failure in s5A drugs driving analysis.

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Policy paper: Enforcement action taken by the Forensic Science Regulator

Investigation and enforcement action provisions for the Forensic Science Regulator under the Forensic Science Regulator Act 2021.

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Policy paper: Policy on enforcement action taken by the Forensic Science Regulator

Investigation and enforcement action provisions for the Forensic Science Regulator under the Forensic Science Regulator Act 2021.

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Open consultation: Forensic science code of practice: version 2

We're consulting on the draft for the development of version 2 of the forensic science code of practice.

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Guidance: DNA contamination controls: forensic medical examinations

Guidance on how to minimize the risk of DNA contamination in settings used routinely for sexual assault examinations, and police custody.

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Guidance: DNA contamination controls: forensic medical examinations

Guidance on how to minimize the risk of DNA contamination in settings used routinely for sexual assault examinations, and police custody.

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Guidance: Sexual assault examination: guidance for forensic science related evidence

Guidance for the assessment, collection and recording of forensic science related evidence in sexual assault examinations.

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Guidance: Forensic medical examination of sexual offence complainants

Guidance on the recovery of items and samples believed to be relevant to an alleged sexual offence from a complainant in a dedicated facility.

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Guidance: Forensic science 'lessons learnt': issue 2

The Forensic Science Regulator publishes lessons that can be learnt from quality failings.

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Guidance: Forensic medical examination of sexual offence complainants

Guidance on the recovery of items and samples believed to be relevant to an alleged sexual offence from a complainant in a dedicated facility.

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Corporate report: Forensic Science Regulator freedom of information policy

The Forensic Science Regulator's policy on freedom of information (FOI) requests.

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Correspondence: Forensic Science Regulator newsletter: number 5

Forensic Science Regulator newsletters cover issues of interest and relevance to forensic science practitioners.

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Guidance: Regulatorís notification 02 2023: the status of the CRFP register

Notification sets out the position statement of the regulator on the status of the defunct Council for the Registration of Forensic Practitioners (CRFP) register.

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Guidance: DNA contamination controls: laboratory

How to control and avoid contamination in laboratory activities involving DNA evidence recovery and analysis.

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Guidance: Crime scene DNA: anti contamination

How to control and avoid contamination at incident scenes involving DNA evidence recovery and analysis.

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Guidance: Video analysis: codes of practice for forensic service providers

Appendix to the codes of practice for forensic science providers covering video analysis.

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Guidance: Video analysis: codes of practice for forensic service providers

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Appendix to the codes of practice for forensic science providers covering video analysis.

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Guidance: Analysis and reporting of whole blood specimens in relation to s5A Road Traffic Act 1988

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Guidance on analysis and reporting in relation to offences under s5A Road Traffic Act 1988 (drug driving).

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Guidance: DNA analysis: codes of practice and conduct

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Appendix to the codes of practice for forensic science providers covering DNA analysis services.

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Guidance: Cell site analysis

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Guidance for forensic service providers on using cell site data.

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Guidance: Digital forensic services: codes of practice for forensic service providers

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Appendix to the codes of practice for forensic science providers covering digital forensic services.

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Guidance: Speech and audio forensic services

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Provides further explanation of some of the requirements of the codes related to speech and audio analysis.

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Guidance: Regulatorís notification 01 2023: accreditation requirements and making a declaration of compliance

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Notification on the amended accreditation requirements for activity level interpretation and opinion and making a declaration of compliance with the code of practice.

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Policy paper: Forensic Science Regulator code of practice

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This code of practice concerns the carrying on of forensic science activities in England and Wales.

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Guidance: Declaring compliance with the code of practice

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Guidance on declaring compliance with the statutory Forensic Science Regulatorís code of practice.

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Guidance: Methods employing rapid DNA devices

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Automated rapid DNA systems can include portable devices that can produce STR DNA profile results in under 2 hours for a small number of samples per run.

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Guidance: Y STR profiling

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Guidance for Y-STR analysis delivered into the criminal justice system in England and Wales.

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Guidance: Firearms urgent classification process (non accreditation)

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This document sets out the process for urgent legal classification of firearms.

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Correspondence: Forensic Science Regulator 2023 conference: questions and answers

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Answers to questions raised by delegates at the 2023 Forensic Science Regulator conference.

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Correspondence: Forensic Science Regulator newsletter: number 4

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Forensic Science Regulator newsletters cover issues of interest and relevance to forensic science practitioners.

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Correspondence: Forensic Science Regulator newsletter: number 4

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Forensic Science Regulator newsletters cover issues of interest and relevance to forensic science practitioners.

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Guidance: Statutory code of practice for forensic science activities

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The code sets quality standard requirements for forensic science activities related to the investigation of crime in England and Wales.

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Correspondence: Forensic Science Regulator newsletter: number 3

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Forensic Science Regulator newsletters cover issues of interest and relevance to forensic science practitioners.

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Guidance: Statutory code of practice for forensic science activities

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The code sets quality standard requirements for forensic science activities related to the investigation of crime in England and Wales.

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Consultation outcome: Forensic science: draft statutory code of practice

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This consultation seeks views on a draft code of practice (Ďthe codeí) to be issued under the Forensic Science Regulator Act 2021.

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Guidance: Statutory code of practice for forensic science activities

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The code sets quality standard requirements for forensic science activities related to the investigation of crime in England and Wales.

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Correspondence: Forensic Science Regulator newsletter: number 2

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Forensic Science Regulator newsletters cover issues of interest and relevance to forensic science practitioners.

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Consultation outcome: Forensic science: draft statutory code of practice

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This consultation seeks views on a draft code of practice (Ďthe codeí) to be issued under the Forensic Science Regulator Act 2021.

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Policy paper: Forensic Science Regulator code of practice

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This code of practice concerns the carrying on of forensic science activities in England and Wales.

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Open consultation: Forensic science: draft statutory code of practice

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This consultation seeks views on a draft code of practice (Ďthe codeí) to be issued under the Forensic Science Regulator Act 2021.

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Correspondence: Forensic Science Regulator newsletter: number 1

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Forensic Science Regulator newsletters cover issues of interest and relevance to forensic science practitioners.

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Policy paper: Statutory Forensic Science Regulator newsletter: number 1

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Statutory Forensic Science Regulator newsletters cover issues of interest and relevance to forensic science practitioners.

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Form: Forensic Science Regulator draft statutory Code v.2 for comment

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The Forensic Science Regulator has made a version 2 draft of the statutory Code available for informal comment.

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Form: Forensic Science Regulator: draft core statutory code for comment

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The Forensic Science Regulator made a draft of the core statutory code available for informal comment.

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