Gloucestershire PEEL 2015
How well has the force performed in our other inspections?
In addition to the three core PEEL pillars, HMIC carries out inspections of a wide range of policing activity throughout the year. Some of these are conducted alongside the PEEL inspections (for instance, our 2016 leadership assessment); others are joint inspections.
Findings from these inspections are published separately to the main PEEL reports, but are taken into account when producing the rounded assessment of each force's performance.
This section sets out the reports published by HMIC this year that help to better understand the performance of Gloucestershire Constabulary.
Honour-based violence (HBV)
Gloucestershire Constabulary is not prepared across all areas to protect people from harm from HBV.
The constabulary has prepared its leadership and governance structures in order to support its ability to identify and respond to cases of HBV.
The constabulary is prepared in respect of its awareness and understanding of HBV, and ensures that its officers and staff recognise, understand and identify victims from the first point of contact.
The constabulary is not yet prepared in respect of the levels of protection to be offered to victims of HBV.
The constabulary is not yet prepared in respect of enforcement against perpetrators of HBV. The constabulary is prepared to prevent offences occurring.
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The depths of dishonour: Hidden voices and shameful crimes – a national overview of forces’ preparedness to deal with honour-based violence, forced marriage and female genital mutilation.
Published: 8 December 2015
Police custody in Gloucestershire had improved and the facilities were excellent but some areas required attention.
Gloucestershire had provided excellent custody facilities. The inspection found some areas requiring attention following the recent move, particularly concerning strategic and management oversight. We observed good staff interactions, meaningful risk assessments and reliable processes for safe detention, but these need to be continuously monitored through robust performance management and quality assurance systems to ensure that good standards are maintained. More work was required to ensure good outcomes for children’s referral to appropriate accommodation, and for mental health patients who inappropriately end up in police custody.
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Published: 2 September 2015