Police engagement with women and girls

We inspect how how effectively the police respond to crimes against women and girls. These are violent and high-harm crimes that disproportionally affect women and girls, such as domestic abuse, sexual violence, stalking, and female genital mutilation.

Our Work  —  Police engagement with women and girls, Specific reviews

Super-complaints provide a voice for designated bodies to raise concerns on behalf of the public about patterns or trends in policing that are, or appear to be, significantly harming the interests of the public.  On 19 March 2019 we received a super-complaint from the Centre for Women’s Justice. This super-complaint is about the police use of

Our Work  —  Police engagement with women and girls, Protecting people from violence and abuse

Protecting vulnerable people is at the core of police and fire & rescue services’ duty. The purpose of HMICFRS’s inspection of police forces’ response to domestic abuse is to drive forward improvements, bring perpetrators to justice and protect victims from harm.

Our Work  —  Police engagement with women and girls, Protecting people from violence and abuse, Specific reviews

At the request of the Chief Constable (and with the agreement of the police and crime commissioner), we examined whether risks to victims of domestic abuse are now being well managed in Essex. The inspection also examined whether our concerns that the significant resources Essex Police invested in tackling domestic abuse had a detrimental effect

Our Work  —  Police engagement with women and girls, Protecting people from violence and abuse, Victims and resolutions

In 2016/17, HMICFRS and Her Majesty’s Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate (HMCPSI) carried out the first inspection into harassment and stalking. The aims of the inspection were to: assess the effectiveness of police forces and the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) in dealing with cases involving harassment and stalking, and to examine the service received by victims.

Our Work  —  Police engagement with women and girls, Protecting people from violence and abuse, Victims and resolutions

To supplement inspection findings from the 2017 joint inspection into harassment and stalking, we asked the University of Worcester to carry out a qualitative study of the experiences and perceptions of victims. The inclusion of these experiences in the full report, ‘Living in fear – the police and CPS response to harassment and stalking’, give

Our Work  —  Police engagement with women and girls, Protecting people from violence and abuse, Victims and resolutions

Summary On 26 March 2021, the Home Secretary commissioned HMICFRS to inspect how the police work with female victims, offenders and witnesses. The report was published in two sections. We published our interim report in July 2021. We published our final report in September 2021. Interim report: Inspection into how effectively the police engage with

Our Work  —  Police engagement with women and girls, Specific reviews

In March 2021, the Home Secretary and the Mayor of London commissioned HMICFRS to inspect how the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) handled the policing of the vigil in memory of Sarah Everard held on Clapham Common on Saturday 13 March 2021.

Our Work  —  Police engagement with women and girls, Protecting people from violence and abuse, Victims and resolutions

The Rape Monitoring Group (RMG) is a multi-agency group in England and Wales, which HMICFRS co-ordinates. The RMG was established in 2007 to promote improvements in response to rape across the criminal justice system. This page sets out: RMG publications; RMG data; and useful information and links for understanding the data. Publications Every year, the

Our Work  —  Police engagement with women and girls, Protecting people from violence and abuse

Honour-based violence (HBV) is the term used to refer to a collection of practices used predominantly to control the behaviour of women and girls within families or other social groups in order to protect supposed cultural and religious beliefs, values and social norms in the name of ‘honour’. HBV incidents and crimes include specific types

Our Work  —  Police engagement with women and girls

HMICFRS and Her Majesty’s Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate (HMCPSI) first carried out an inspection into the police and Crown Prosecution Service’s (CPS) response to stalking and harassment between 2016 and 2017. Sussex Police was one of six forces visited as part of the inspection. The July 2017 national report, Living in fear: police and CPS