Approved regulators are subject to the Press Recognition Panel’s (PRP) reviews processes to ensure they continue to meet the recognition criteria in the Royal Charter. As part of this, the PRP welcomes feedback about approved regulators’ ongoing compliance with the Charter criteria.
You can send us information by:
Phone: 020 3443 7072
In writing: Chief Executive, Press Recognition Panel, Mappin House, 4 Winsley Street, London W1W 8HF
If there is anything that we can do to make it easier for you to contact us, please let us know and we will consider it.
What we will do with your feedback
When we receive your feedback, we will consider whether it relates to a breach of the Royal Charter criteria by the approved regulator.
If your feedback is not related to an approved regulator’s compliance with the Charter, we will contact you and let you know why we are unable to take your feedback further.
If we consider that your feedback falls within our remit, we will consider it and decide what action is needed. In deciding this, we will consider the seriousness of the information provided and the risk to the public. Please see our guidance on cyclical and ad hoc reviews for more information on how we assess risk.
What happens next will depend on the severity of the risk posed to the public or members of the approved regulator. The action we take may range obtaining an undertaking from the approved regulator to put things right within an agreed time, to initiating an hoc review. The ad hoc reviews process can lead to the regulator’s recognition status being removed.
We store all information we receive securely and in accordance with our information governance policies.
If there has been a breach of the Charter criteria, in many cases, we will share the feedback with the approved regulator to establish what steps they need to take.
We will consider requests for anonymity from those submitting feedback and we will consider whether your feedback can be shared with an approved regulator in a suitably redacted way.
If your feedback cannot be redacted effectively, when considering your request for anonymity, we will take into account:
- Whether providing the feedback to the approved regulator would lead to you being identified
- Whether revealing your identity to the approved regulator would cause you embarrassment, distress or harm
- Whether revealing your identity could cause significant harm to a third party
If we are not able to grant anonymity, we will give you the option of withdrawing your feedback.