Nottinghamshire – national child protection inspection (6259)

We recommend that within three months, Nottinghamshire Police initiates discussions at a senior level with the CPS to improve the timeliness of actions and decisions by both the police and CPS.

[on]11th February 2015 [status]awaiting-review[/status][/on][on]13th September 2016 [status]being-progressed[/status][/on][on]13th September 2016 [comment]

Action had been taken by the CPS to reduce delays in charging decisions on cases of sexual assault on children under 10 years old and in new cases of child sexual exploitation involving institutions or multiple victims and defendants. In other cases, the timeliness of actions and decisions by both police and CPS remained unchanged. [Source: HMIC Post inspection review 4 Feb 2016]

[/comment][/on][on]1st September 2017 [comment]

The force has sought to put in place regular dialogue with CPS colleagues to improve the timeliness of actions and decisions by both the police and the CPS. There are diarised meetings in place, for example, prosecution team performance meetings, rape and serious sexual offence meetings and rape scrutiny panels.

[/comment][/on][on]14th May 2018 [status]complete[/status][/on][on]14th May 2018 [comment]

The force has put in place the actions required by this recommendation.It has sought to put in place regular dialogue with CPS colleagues to improve the timeliness of actions and decisions by both the police and the CPS. There are diarised meetings in place, for example, prosecution team performance meetings, rape and serious sexual offence meetings and rape scrutiny panels

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