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Child Sexual Abuse Review Panel - how can it help you?

What is the Child Sexual Abuse Review Panel (CSARP)?

If a victim or survivor reported allegations of child sexual offences before 5 June 2013 and the police or the CPS decided that no further action should be taken at the time, they can request that the Child Sexual Abuse Review Panel reconsider the decision, if they are not satisfied that the original allegations were dealt with appropriately. CSARP is a joint enterprise between the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) and Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).

Cases will be considered if:

The report is about an alleged sexual offence against the victim or survivor; The victim or survivor is referring to a report previously made to the police about the sexual offence; A decision to take no further action was taken by the police or by the CPS; The alleged sexual offences was committed when the victim or survivor was under 18 years of age; The alleged offender may still pose a risk; The alleged offence was committed in England and Wales; The case was investigated and marked no further action by police or CPS before 5 June 2013.

It is important to note that even if the victim or survivor has previously asked the police or the CPS to look at the decision they made previously, their case will still be considered.

This information has been shared with all Thames Valley Alert recipients. If this information does not apply to you, you are welcome to disregard it or share it with someone who may be interested.