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Publication  —  Child protection  — 

Protecting children is one of the most important tasks the police undertake. Only the police can investigate suspected crimes, arrest perpetrators and monitor sex offenders. Police officers have the power to take a child who is in danger into a place of safety, or to seek an order to restrict an offender’s contact with children. The police service also has a significant role working with other agencies to ensure the child’s protection and well-being, longer term.

Publication  —  Criminal justice joint inspections, Custody suites  — 

This report is one of a series on police custody inspections carried out jointly by HMI Prisons and HMIC. The inspections look at strategy, treatment and conditions, individual rights and health care. They also contribute to the United Kingdom’s response to its international obligation to ensure regular and independent inspection of all places of detention.

Publication  —  National Crime Agency  — 

Summary The Crime and Courts Act 2013, requires Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) to inspect the efficiency and effectiveness of the National Crime Agency (NCA). The Secretary of State can also request that HMIC inspects the NCA in respect of a particular matter. The NCA became operational in October 2013 and this is the

Publication  —  Specialist inspection  — 

This inspection focused on the strategic leadership, governance and performance management of investigations.

Publication  —  Child protection  — 

Protecting children is one of the most important tasks the police undertake. Only the police can investigate suspected crimes, arrest perpetrators and monitor sex offenders. Police officers have the power to take a child who is in danger into a place of safety, or to seek an order to restrict an offender’s contact with children. The police service also has a significant role working with other agencies to ensure the child’s protection and well-being, longer term.

Publication  —  Child protection  — 

Dealing with child sexual exploitation in a virtual world requires a different style of policing from the conventional methods of the past. This report sets out findings from an inspection of the police service’s efforts to tackle online child sexual exploitation, and concludes that forces need to better understand the nature and potential scale of the this type of offending to ensure that more is done to protect children from harm, and bring perpetrators to justice.

Publication  —  Child protection  — 

In early 2014, HMIC began a national programme of child protection inspections. Since then, it has also undertaken a number of other inspections concerning vulnerable children. This report summarises the findings contained in the reports of all these inspections and considers the implications for future action.

Publication  —  Child protection  — 

This report sets out findings from our review of the business processes police forces in England and Wales use to collect, record, process, evaluate and share information in the wake of the mistakes that have been made in the handling of information relating to, and allegations of, sexual abuse.

Publication  —  Speech  — 

Sir Thomas Winsor, Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Constabulary, gave a speech at The Centre for Social Justice about the role HMIC plays in helping to promote the well-being of vulnerable people when they come into contact with the police.

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Close of fieldwork debriefs are held at the end of every inspection, in order to provide the chief constable and senior officers with immediate feedback on the initial findings of the fieldwork.

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