Kent 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; 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 Kent Police.
Honour-based violence (HBV)
Kent 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 prepared in respect of its awareness and understanding of HBV, and ensures that its officers and staff recognise, understand and identify victims from the first point of contact.
The force is not yet prepared in respect of the levels of protection to be offered to victims of HBV.
Kent Police 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
Other than in health care, standards had not improved at police custody suites in Kent, which was disappointing.
This was the second inspection of Kent Police, the first being in 2010. We were disappointed to find, other than in health care, standards had not improved. There was insufficient focus on the care of children in custody and almost half the recommendations, from the previous inspection, remained unachieved. It was clear from the progress made in health care that with appropriate strategic oversight at a senior officer level, championing a cause can have major benefits for detainees and the police service.
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Published: 6 February 2015