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Publication  —  Child protection, Joint inspection  — 

Between 17 and 21 June 2019, Ofsted, the Care Quality Commission, HMI Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services and HMI Probation carried out a joint inspection of the multi-agency response to children experiencing or at risk of sexual exploitation and those experiencing or at risk of criminal exploitation in Northumberland.

Publication  —  Criminal justice joint inspections, Custody suites  — 

Individuals arrested for terrorism offences are detained at one of five Terrorism Act custody suites situated across the country. These detainees can be held in custody for up to 14 days, significantly longer than detainees held in mainstream custody. Because of this, there are different arrangements under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 for the detention, treatment and questioning of detainees.

Publication  —  Crime recording  — 

In 2018, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) conducted a crime data integrity inspection of Thames Valley Police. HMICFRS published the report of this inspection in February 2018 and concluded that the crime-recording arrangements in the force were not acceptable. The 2018 report made a series of recommendations and areas for improvement aimed at improving crime-recording in Thames Valley. This re-inspection assessed the progress made since that report.

Publication  —  Crime recording  — 

In November 2015, HMICFRS announced that it would inspect forces’ crime-recording practices in a rolling programme of every force in England and Wales. This rolling programme will be completed over a period of several years and will report on the progress made by forces since the 2014 crime data integrity inspection. This report sets out the findings of an inspection of Gloucestershire Constabulary.

Publication  —  Crime recording  — 

In November 2015, HMICFRS announced that it would inspect forces’ crime-recording practices in a rolling programme of every force in England and Wales. This rolling programme will be completed over a period of several years and will report on the progress made by forces since the 2014 crime data integrity inspection. This report sets out the findings of an inspection of the City of London Police.

Publication  —  Business Plans, Inspection programmes  — 

This document sets out HMICFRS’s police inspection programme and resources for 2019/20.

Publication  —  Child protection  — 

Protecting children is one of the most important tasks the police undertake. Only the police can investigate suspected crimes, arrest perpetrators and monitor sex offenders. Police officers have the power to take a child who is in danger into a place of safety, or to seek an order to restrict an offender’s contact with children. This inspection reviewed the progress made in Northamptonshire Police since the publication of the previous national child protection inspection in 2018.

Publication  —  Crimes against older people, Criminal justice joint inspections  — 

In 2018/19, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services and Her Majesty’s Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate conducted a joint inspection of how the police and the CPS respond to crimes against older people. This report sets out our findings, making a series of recommendations aimed at improving police and CPS practice, and so the service provided to victims.

Publication  —  Annual reports  — 

The Police Act 1996 requires Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Constabulary to report each year on his assessment of the efficiency and effectiveness of policing in England and Wales. The assessment covers the full breadth of policing work inspected by HMICFRS, and an overview of police forces in England and Wales. As required by that section, it contains his assessment of the efficiency and effectiveness of policing in England and Wales based on the inspections we carried out between April 2018 and May 2019.

Publication  —  Child protection  — 

Protecting children is one of the most important tasks the police undertake. Only the police can investigate suspected crimes, arrest perpetrators and monitor sex offenders. Police officers have the power to take a child who is in danger into a place of safety, or to seek an order to restrict an offender’s contact with children. The police service also has a significant role working with other agencies to ensure the child’s protection and wellbeing, longer term. This is the report of an inspection of Gwent Police.

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