Leicestershire 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 Leicestershire Police.
Honour-based violence (HBV)
Leicestershire Police is not yet prepared across all areas to protect people from harm from HBV.
The force has prepared its leadership and governance structures in order to support its ability to identify and respond to cases of HBV.
The force is not yet prepared in respect of its awareness and understanding of HBV, and as yet does not ensure that its officers and staff recognise, understand and identify victims from the first point of contact.
The force is not yet prepared in respect of the levels of protection to be offered to victims of HBV.
The force is not yet prepared in respect of enforcement against perpetrators of HBV. The force is not yet 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 Leicestershire was generally positive and police were working hard with others to provide an excellent mental health service.
Leicestershire Police had made considerable efforts working with other organisations to provide an excellent mental health and police combined service. It was one of the better services we have seen. Health care was clearly an area of good practice, however, services to children in custody would benefit from the same focus and attention. Areas of weakness requiring improvements included aspects of risk management, limited accountability in how force was recorded and monitored and weak arrangements to allow learning from adverse incidents.
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Published: 18 March 2015