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The protection of children is one of the most serious and important responsibilities entrusted to the police service. In a time of changing communities – both real and virtual – the police service must reassess their approach to child protection, or risk failing another generation.

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Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Constabulary, Sir Thomas Winsor, today gave a speech at The Centre for Social Justice.

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The police service must change further in order to meet the needs of the public within a climate of continuing budget pressures, according to a group of experts from across the policing spectrum.

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Police custody in Surrey was making progress in some areas, but needed some further improvements, said Nick Hardwick, Chief Inspector of Prisons, and Dru Sharpling, HM Inspector of Constabulary. Today they published the report of an unannounced inspection.

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Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary found that progress has been made but that further improvements are required to the way legacy investigation work is carried out, as the challenge for enhancing public trust and confidence continues.

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Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary is publishing today its report of an inspection into British Transport Police on police integrity and corruption. It examines the extent to which the force has put in place arrangements to ensure that its workforce acts with integrity.

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Implementation of a planned new structure for police custody in the Metropolitan Police Service should support standardisation and improvements in Barnet, Brent and Harrow, said Martin Lomas, Deputy Chief Inspector of Prisons, and Dru Sharpling, HM Inspector of Constabulary.

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In March 2014, HM Inspectorate of Constabulary reported concerns about how Bedfordshire Police tackled domestic abuse. HMIC was concerned with how the force operated in certain areas and recommended improvements it should make.

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A report which scrutinises how well the police and the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) make decisions around charging suspects indicates that there has been improvement in how they both make charging decisions. Pre-charge bail is now better managed by the police, and the digital transfer of information has speeded up some parts of the process.

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Police custody in Cleveland was generally positive, but needed to make some further improvements, said Nick Hardwick, Chief Inspector of Prisons, and Dru Sharpling, HM Inspector of Constabulary. Today they published the report of an unannounced inspection.