Cleveland PEEL 2015
How well has the force performed in our other inspections?
In addition to the three core PEEL pillars, HMICFRS carries out inspections of a wide range of policing activity throughout the year. Some of these are conducted alongside the PEEL inspections (for instance, our 2016 leadership assessment); others are joint inspections.
Findings from these inspections are published separately to the main PEEL reports, but are taken into account when producing the rounded assessment of each force's performance.
This section sets out the reports published by HMIC this year that help to better understand the performance of Cleveland Police.
Honour-based violence (HBV)
Cleveland Police is not yet prepared across all areas to protect people from harm from HBV.
The force has prepared its leadership and governance structures in order to support its ability to identify and respond to cases of HBV.
The force is not yet prepared, in respect of its awareness and understanding of HBV, and as yet does not ensure that its officers and staff recognise, understand and identify victims from the first point of contact.
The force is prepared in respect of the levels of protection to be offered to victims of HBV.
The force is not yet prepared in respect of enforcement against perpetrators of HBV. The force is not yet prepared to prevent offences occurring.
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The depths of dishonour: Hidden voices and shameful crimes – a national overview of forces’ preparedness to deal with honour-based violence, forced marriage and female genital mutilation.
Published: 8 December 2015
Police custody in Cleveland was generally positive, but further improvements were required.
Overall our inspection found that Cleveland Police’s senior management team was focused on ensuring detention was safe by establishing partnership arrangements with other organisations that provided detainees, especially those with mental ill health, with appropriate care. However, more could have been done in conjunction with local authorities to promote the welfare of children. Staff were courteous but further guidance should have been provided on preserving detainees’ dignity in the course of CCTV monitoring. There was evidence of a reduction in the number of people passing through the custody suites. Patient care services for people needing medical attention in custody were good.
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Published: 27 May 2015