North Wales 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 North Wales Police.
Honour-based violence (HBV)
North Wales Police is not yet prepared across all areas to protect people from harm from HBV.
The force has not yet prepared its leadership and governance structures in order to support its ability to identify and respond to cases of HBV.
The force 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 force is 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 North Wales had improved and was generally positive.
The report recognises a range of achievements by North Wales Police in its custody provision. These included improvements to custody buildings and a reduction in the number of people with mental health problems who were taken into police custody. It makes a number of recommendations to the force and the police and crime commissioner concerning the comparatively small number of areas where outcomes for detainees were less good, to help the force address those as well. These included recording the use of force and requests for alternative accommodation from local authorities for children facing detention in police custody. We expect an action plan to be provided in due course.
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Published: 12 May 2015