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HMIC has today published an inspection report into the child protection work carried out by West Mercia Police, following an inspection in November 2014. This is part of a rolling programme of child protection inspections of all police forces in England and Wales.

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HMIC has today published an inspection report into the child protection work carried out by Dyfed-Powys Police, following an inspection in October 2014. This is part of a rolling programme of child protection inspections of all police forces in England and Wales.

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HMI Zoë BIllingham responds to the announcement by Essex Police that it has uncovered problems with the effectiveness of 30 investigations into allegations of child abuse.

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HMIC has today published an inspection report into the child protection work carried out by Nottinghamshire Police, following an inspection in September 2014. This is part of a rolling programme of child protection inspections of all police forces in England and Wales.

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Other than in health care, standards had not improved at police custody suites in Kent, which was disappointing, said Nick Hardwick, Chief Inspector of Prisons, and Dru Sharpling, HM Inspector of Constabulary.

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Crown Prosecutors are failing to provide a much needed specialist role prosecuting fatal road traffic incidents largely because of a lack of tailor-made training.

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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.