LimeCulture has recently been contacted by a number of ISVAs who have been asked to disclose their records about their clients to the CPS. Whilst this is always something that might be requested, it should not happen in every case – it should be seen as the exception rather than the rule.
It is not clear why the requests are being made. One ISVA told us that she thought that the barrister in the case believed she was a counsellor i.e. her role had been misunderstood.
LimeCulture is keen to hear from other ISVAs who have found themselves in this situation and in particular what the outcome of showing the notes to the CPS has been.
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