Local Scrutiny and Involvement Panel

Community engagement is important to us and we involve key stakeholders in improving our service through our Local Scrutiny and Involvement Panel (LSIP). The panel aims to:-

  • Ensure that CPS MerseyCheshire considers the views of communities in order to identify local concerns;
  • Undertake scrutiny of Hate Crime, Violence Against Women and cases of local interest to improve local performance and support victims and witnesses effectively;
  • Undertake consultation with local communities on strategies and plans with specific reference to improving policy, casework, employment and training; and
  • Assist CPS MerseysideCheshire in ensuring the effective delivery of Core Quality Standard 12 and demonstrating compliance with the Equality Act 2010.

The Panel is the key mechanism by which the Area engages with local communities, in particular, those communities with protected characteristics in relation to Age, Disability, Gender, Gender Reassignment, Pregnancy and Maternity, Race, Religion or Belief, Sexuality.

LSIP meetings are chaired by Paul Whittaker, Chief Crown Prosecutor or, in his absence, Claire Lindley, Deputy Chief Crown Prosecutor.

If you would like further information about the LSIP please contact Katrina Igbinovia, Equality, Diversity and Community Engagement Manager on katrina.igbinovia@cps.gsi.gov.uk