Our helpline receives enquiries every day from individuals who have accepted cautions without feeling like they understand the effects of it.
The Home Office guidance on cautions states that ‘the significance of the admission of guilt in agreeing to accept a caution must be fully and clearly explained to the individual before they are cautioned.’
However, different police forces give different guidance and have different forms in place.
We’re interested in seeing copies of cautions that people have accepted in the last two years. This will give us a good idea of the type of written information people were given before they signed to accept the caution.
Find out more on our information site.