The delayed changes to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) Case Management System (CMS) required to support the service of non-sensitive unused material schedules and any material to be disclosed on the Digital Case System (DCS) have been successfully deployed. The CPS are now able to serve any non-sensitive disclosed material on DCS using the two new sections (located between section J: Exhibits and K: Transcripts) with immediate effect.
Judges will not have access to the section containing the disclosed material. This is necessary for data protection reasons, and because, under the Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996, it is not the role of the judge to review that material.
If a party wants to show an item to a judge, they will have to download it and upload it to an appropriate section such as “Trial documents” or provide it in another way, as directed by the judge. The section containing the Disclosure Notice, Unused Material Disclosure schedule and Disclosure Management Documents will be visible to all users, including judges, within the roles allowed on the sections.