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.

In July 2012, a consultation exercise was held by Ofsted, the Care Quality Commission, HMIC, HMI Probation and HMI Prisons on proposals for the joint inspection of multi-agency arrangements for the protection of children. A pilot inspection programme was subsequently carried out. In November 2012 HMIC conducted unannounced inspections of the child protection services delivered

HMICFRS is inspecting the child protection work of every police force in England and Wales. The findings of the inspections are intended to provide information for the police, the police and crime commissioner and the public on how well children are protected and their needs are met, and to secure improvements for the future. Please

A series of inspections by HM Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) has found that Northamptonshire Police has more progress to make before it can offer assurance that children at risk in the county are being adequately protected. In January, as part of a pilot multi-agency inspection of child protection arrangements in Northamptonshire, the inspectorate found that

This inspection examined police force’s adoption and implementation of national guidance on the handling of police information. It built on findings from a previous report into the handling of allegations and intelligence material concerning Jimmy Savile between 1964 and 2012. Background On 12 March 2013, HMIC published ‘Mistakes were made’, the findings of a review

HMIC’s review of allegations made against Jimmy Savile during his lifetime finds mistakes were made by the police; and while policies and practices designed to improve the experience of child victims. In the review, we raise serious concerns over why so many victims felt unable to come forward and report what had happened to the

South Yorkshire’s response to child sexual exploitation – 11 November 2013 The South Yorkshire police and crime commissioner (PCC), Shaun Wright, commissioned HMIC to assess the effectiveness of South Yorkshire Police’s approach to protecting children from sexual exploitation, and to develop recommendations for improvements. Read ‘South Yorkshire’s response to child sexual exploitation’ Revisit: South Yorkshire’s

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

The next round of PEEL Effectiveness inspections will take place from September to November 2016 and as part of these HMIC will be assessing how effectively forces protect those who are vulnerable from harm and support victims. This will include victims of domestic abuse and look at the progress made by forces since the publication

Please note: In July 2017 HMIC took on responsibility for fire & rescue service inspections and was renamed HM Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS). Inspections carried out before July 2017 may continue to refer to HMIC. The welfare of vulnerable people in police custody In January 2014, the Home Secretary commissioned