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Publication  —  Terms of reference  — 

In July 2020 HM Inspector Phil Gormley wrote to the chief constable of Greater Manchester Police (GMP) to inform the force of HMICFRS’s intention to carry out a Victim Service Assessment.

Publication  —  Protest, Terms of reference  — 

In October 2020, the Home Secretary commissioned HMICFRS to inspect how effectively the police manage protests.

Publication  —  Inspection  — 

In 2019, His Excellency, The Governor of St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha invited HMICFRS to inspect the St Helena Police Service.

Publication  —  Effectiveness, Efficiency, Legitimacy  — 

On 6 January 2020, the Department of Justice (Northern Ireland) commissioned us to complete an inspection of the Police Service of Northern Ireland. This inspection focused on the legitimacy of the service and provides an update on its effectiveness and efficiency.

Publication  —  Child protection, Joint inspection  — 

Summary Between 2 and 6 December 2019, Care Inspectorate Wales (CIW), HMICFRS, Healthcare Inspectorate Wales, HMI Probation and Estyn carried out a joint inspection of the multiagency response to abuse and neglect in Newport. This inspection included an evaluation of how local services responded to child exploitation. This was the pilot inspection for Joint inspection

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 Northamptonshire Police.

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 Dorset Police.

Publication  —  Crime recording  — 

During our South Yorkshire Police Crime Data Integrity inspection, in May 2018, we identified a cause of concern about crime recording arrangements. We revisited South Yorkshire in January 2020 to complete an audit of incident records.

Publication  —  Crime recording  — 

During our Avon and Somerset Constabulary Crime Data Integrity inspection, in July 2016, we identified crime recording arrangements required improvement. We revisited Avon and Somerset in January 2020 to assess the progress made since that report.

Publication  —  Collaboration, PEEL, Spotlight  — 

Many police forces across England and Wales collaborate with neighbouring forces to share resources and core functions. This report sets out our findings on how forces collaborate in order to provide better, more efficient services to the public.

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