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 — Child protection, Specialist inspection —
Following high-profile reviews of the Metropolitan Police Service’s handling of historic allegations of sexual abuse, the Home Secretary asked HMICFRS to review the MPS’s progress against recommendations in these reviews. This report sets out the findings from this inspection.
Publication — Counter-terrorism —
Prevent is one of four strands of CONTEST, the UK Government’s strategy for countering terrorism. It aims to tackle the causes of radicalisation, and support and safeguard those at risk of becoming radicalised. As such, the police have a critical role identifying people who are vulnerable to radicalisation and referring them for appropriate support.
Publication — Consultations, Corporate documents —
This consultation is now closed. It asked for your views on HMICFRS’ proposed inspection programme for 2020/21. It was replaced in July 2020 with a revised consultation.
Publication — Child protection, Joint inspection —
Between 20 and 24 January 2020, Ofsted, the Care Quality Commission, HMICFRS and HMI Probation undertook a joint inspection of the multi-agency response to children’s mental health in Bexley. This inspection included a ‘deep dive’ focus on the response to children’s mental health needs.
Publication — Criminal justice joint inspections, Custody suites —
This inspection into Sussex is one of a series on police custody inspections carried out jointly by HMI Prisons and HMICFRS. The programme looks at strategy, treatment and conditions, individual rights and health care. It also contributes to the UK’s response to its international obligation to ensure regular and independent inspection of all places of detention.
In 2019, the Mayor’s Office of Greater Manchester Combined Authority commissioned HMICFRS to review issues arising from the implementation of its Integrated Operational Policing System.
Publication — Criminal justice joint inspections, Joint inspection, Offender management —
This inspection aimed to examine how Integrated Offender Management has been operating since the implementation of the government’s ‘Transforming Rehabilitation’ programme and in a climate of reduced police numbers.
Publication — Child protection, Thematic inspection, Vulnerability —
In early 2014, we began a national programme of child protection inspections. We examine the effectiveness of the decisions made by the police at each stage of their interactions with or for children, from initial contact through to the investigation of offences against them. We also scrutinise the treatment of children in custody, and assess how forces are structured, led and governed, in relation to their child protection services.
Publication — Child protection, Research —
In 2014, HMICFRS started a rolling programme of inspections in every police force in England and Wales, looking at their response to child protection. To better understand the impact of these inspections on policing activity, we commissioned NatCen to carry out independent evaluation of the programme.