Protecting people from violence and abuse

Protecting children and vulnerable people is one of the most important tasks the police undertake. HMICFRS inspects police forces’ response to domestic abuse and violence, as well as how forces are protecting children.

Our Work  —  Behind the frontline, Police ethics and accountability, Policing on the beat, Protecting people from violence and abuse

PEEL is the programme in which HMICFRS draws together evidence from its annual all-force inspections. The evidence is used to assess the effectiveness, efficiency and legitimacy of the police. These assessments were introduced so that the public will be able to judge the performance of their force and policing as a whole. PEEL stands for

Our Work  —  Protecting people from violence and abuse, Protecting people online, Victims and resolutions

The protection of children is one of the most serious and important responsibilities entrusted to the police service. In March 2013, we published the report ‘Mistakes were made: HMIC’s review into allegations and intelligence material concerning Jimmy Savile between 1964 and 2012’. Following on from this report, in early 2014 we started a programme of

Our Work  —  Large-scale policing, Protecting people from violence and abuse

Summary ‘County lines’ is a term used to describe crimes involving gangs and organised criminal networks moving illegal drugs around the UK. Typically, this will involve moving drugs out from large cities and urban areas to sell in rural communities. Gangs and networks involved in county lines are likely to target and exploit children and

Our Work  —  Protecting people from violence and abuse

There are many websites and lots of information available to help you stay safe online. Here are some of the sites and resources we found while carrying out our study of digital crime and policing.

Our Work  —  Protecting people from violence and abuse

Everyone’s business: Improving the police response to domestic abuse In September 2013, the Home Secretary commissioned us to conduct an inspection on the police response to domestic abuse. We were asked to report on: the effectiveness of the police approach to domestic violence and abuse, focusing on the outcomes for victims and whether risks to

Our Work  —  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  —  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  —  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  —  Policing on the beat, Protecting people from violence and abuse, Victims and resolutions

Living in a different world: Joint review of disability hate crime – 2013 This joint inspection assessed how the police, Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and probation trusts deal with crimes against disabled people. This involved reviewing how the three agencies work and revealed problems in the detection and recording of crimes targeted against people because

Our Work  —  Protecting people from violence and abuse, Protecting people online

There can be no more important duty placed on society than to protect children from harm. The police service in England and Wales plays a vital role in keeping children safe and carrying out this duty. In 2012, we carried out fieldwork as part of an inspection into how police forces performed in their work