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Police forces have made significant progress in putting in place the processes to prevent and tackle corruption, according to a report launched today by HMIC, and this is in part due to strong leadership being demonstrated by senior police officers.

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HMIC has launched a consultation which welcomes views on our proposed inspection activity for the coming year. The consultation will be open until Wednesday 25 February 2015.

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Youth offending teams were playing an important part in the Troubled Families (TF) programme in their work to reduce reoffending by young people, but needed to address some practical issues, according to independent inspectors. Today they published the report of an inspection of the work of youth offending teams (YOTs) in developing and delivering their local TF schemes.

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This inspection examined child protection in West Yorkshire Police in August 2014. It is part of a rolling programme of inspections of all police forces in England and Wales.

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The statement made this morning by the Chairman of the Police Federation of England and Wales in relation to my remarks about the police response to crime is regrettably intemperate and wholly misconceived.

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Police custody in Durham was generally positive, but too many people with mental health issues were brought into custody instead of taken to health facilities, said Nick Hardwick, Chief Inspector of Prisons, and Dru Sharpling, HM Inspector of Constabulary.

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Youth offending teams and staff in secure establishments were working hard with girls who commit criminal offences to reduce reoffending and reduce the risk the girls posed. However, many of those girls had potentially been exposed to sexual exploitation in the community and staff needed to be better equipped to deal with it, according to independent inspectors.

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The Home Secretary has announced Thomas Winsor’s reappointment as Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Constabulary for a five-year term.

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Video recorded interview evidence from child abuse witnesses and victims needs to be a better standard for criminal trial, according to inspectors in a joint report published by HMCPSI and HMIC today.

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This inspection examined child protection in Great Manchester Police in July 2014. It is part of a rolling programme of inspections of all police forces in England and Wales.