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Victims and resolutions

The police service is just one element of the wider criminal justice system. HMICFRS works with other inspectorates in order to provide a fuller picture of victims’ journeys through the criminal justice system.

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, HMIC 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  —  Victims and resolutions

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. Criminal Justice System reform Getting cases ready for court – A joint review of the

Our Work  —  Victims and resolutions

HMICFRS has a long history of engaging in joint inspection activity with: HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate (external link) HM Inspectorate of Probation (external link) HM Inspectorate of Prisons (external link) and, until its closure, HM Inspectorate of Court Administration The Police and Justice Act 2006 established a statutory responsibility on each of the five

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

In 2016/17, HMIC and Her Majesty’s Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate (HMCPSI) carried out the first inspection into harassment and stalking. The aim of the was inspection 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, HMIC commissioned 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’, provides

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

Before the EU referendum in 2016, the former Home Secretary commissioned Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) to carry out an inspection of police forces’ understanding of, and response to, hate crime of all types. HMICFRS has begun this programme of work on hate crime with a scoping study, which

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

In 2016, a programme of joint targeted area child protection inspections was launched. These short, focused inspections are carried out on a multi-agency basis, led by Ofsted and also involving HMICFRS, the Care Quality Commission and Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation. Please note: In July 2017 HMIC took on responsibility for fire & rescue service

Our Work  —  Behind the frontline, Victims and resolutions

This page sets out information about HMICFRS’s joint inspections of police custody, including: why we inspect police custody facilities; our rolling programme; published reports; and related documents. Why we inspect police custody facilities Police custody inspections are carried out by HMICFRS and HM Inspectorate of Prisons (HMIP), as part of the criminal just inspectorates’ joint

Our Work  —  Behind the frontline, Protecting people from violence and abuse, Victims and resolutions

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

Our Work  —  Victims and resolutions

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. Youth offending teams (YOTs) are provided by local councils to work with young people that