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The first of a series of inspection reports into child protection has been published today by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary. The inspection examined child protection in Norfolk Constabulary in April 2014. It is the first in a rolling programme of inspections of all police forces in England and Wales.

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HMIC has published the first batch of force reports from our current crime data integrity inspection programme which follow on from the interim report we published in May 2014. These reports include specific recommendations for each force on how to improve the accuracy of, and therefore public confidence in, the way the police records crime.

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HMIC is extending the consultation period for responses to our proposals for a new programme of regular police force inspections, to allow as many people as possible to have their say. The closing date for responses is now Friday 12 September 2014.

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From September 2014, you’ll be able to find HMIC at its new home, www.justiceinspectorates.gov.uk

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Police custody in Northumbria was mixed and some improvements were necessary, said Nick Hardwick, Chief Inspector of Prisons, and Dru Sharpling, HM Inspector of Constabulary, publishing the report of an unannounced inspection.

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The Home Office has today announced that Mike Cunningham, Chief Constable of Staffordshire Police, has been appointed as Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary.

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Police forces in England and Wales have met the financial challenge of the spending review – crime continues to fall, victim satisfaction is up, and forces are protecting their front line services as best they can, an HMIC report found today.

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We have launched a consultation in relation to our new approach to assessing police force performance in England and Wales.

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Today sees the launch of a consultation on the targeted programme of integrated inspections. This marks a major step forward in the way that the contribution of local agencies is assessed with regards to the help, care and protection of children, young people and families.

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HMIC has published two reports on how forces comply with the Strategic Policing Requirement. They examine how well the police service has met the requirements of the Strategic Policing Requirement in relation to the threat to public order and of a large-scale cyber incident.