FCN manages and oversees the SFR process on behalf of policing and the criminal justice system. The national guidance document and suite of forms were created through a period of extensive consultation with stakeholders including police forces, CPS, forensic service providers (FSPs), the defence and have received the support of the Senior Presiding Judge

The templates give practitioners tools for a consistent approach to reporting forensic outcomes, allowing investigations and prosecutions to be progressed fairly and effectively using high-quality, relevant forensic science. 

Ultimately, the aim is to deliver proportionate forensic evidence that meets the needs of all parties, at every stage in the criminal justice process. 

SFR MG22 Templates

Discipline Specific SFR MG22 and Annex Examples

This is brilliant and much needed

Senior Digital Forensic Investigator

I am really impressed with the document you and your team have produced. It has gone down very well with our Intel Unit and SIOs

Firearms Examiner

This is a fantastic document which answers a lot of questions

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Get support and get involved

There are many ways you can give or receive support on SFR going forwards.
FCN invites members of the policing, CJS, FSP, defence and judiciary community to get involved in shaping the future of SFR. We initially ask you to check the list of approved forensic disciplines and ensure they are compliant; any extensions to this scope need to be approved by the National SFR Board.

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