New draft guidance on how to handle rape cases, produced by the Crown Prosecution Service, includes a myth busting section that is essential reading for family court judges.

We wrote a piece for the Independent on the myth busting chapter, which exposes misconceptions about rape, from the kinds of injuries victims sustain to why child victims of rape who continue to have intimate relationships with their abusers into adulthood should not automatically be viewed as willing participants.

The short chapter is extraordinary for its depth and insight, covering concepts like consent, power and fear through 39 myths outlined in the section.

You can read the article here to find out more about the myth busting guide and what else we think the CPS should be doing to help victims of rape.