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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 well-being, longer term.

Publication  —  Domestic abuse, Modern slavery, Super-complaint, Vulnerability  — 

Summary On 18 December 2018, Liberty and Southall Black Sisters made a super-complaint to HMICFRS. This super-complaint concerns migrant victims in vulnerable circumstances. They usually arise from crimes of domestic abuse or modern slavery and human trafficking. The super-complaint put forward by Liberty and Southall Black Sisters is about the treatment of victims of crime

Publication  —  Crime recording  — 

This inspection was carried out to establish the extent to which Greater Manchester Police provides a good service to victims of crime.

Publication  —  Child protection, Joint inspection, Mental health  — 

This report draws together findings from six joint targeted area inspections, focusing on the multi-agency response to children’s mental ill health. The findings in this report considers how local partnerships and services were responding to children and their families when children were living with mental ill health.

Publication  —  Released under investigation, Research, Thematic inspection  — 

In 2019, HMICFRS commissioned BritainThinks to conduct qualitative research to explore victim and suspect experiences of changes implemented as a result of the Policing and Crime Act 2017

Publication  —  Released under investigation, Thematic inspection  — 

Between October 2019 and February 2020, HMICFRS and Her Majesty’s Crown Prosecution Service inspected the police and CPS’s responses to pre-charge bail changes and the use of ‘released under investigation’.

Publication  —  Effectiveness, Efficiency, National Crime Agency, PEEL  — 

HMICFRS inspected the National Crime Agency as part of our PEEL inspections. See our recommendations.

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.

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