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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 Gwent 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 Dyfed-Powys Police.

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 Cleveland Police since the publication of the previous national child protection inspection in 2017.

Publication  —  Effectiveness, Mental health  — 

This report sets out our findings from an inspection into how effectively the police respond to and support people with mental health problems.

Publication  —  Child protection, Joint inspection  — 

Between 8 and 12 October 2018, Ofsted, the Care Quality Commission, HMICFRS and HMI Probation undertook a joint inspection of the multi-agency response to sexual abuse in the family in Cornwall.

Publication  —  Criminal justice joint inspections, Custody suites  — 

This inspection into Merseyside Police 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.

Publication  —  Child protection, Joint inspection  — 

Ofsted, the Care Quality Commission, HMICFRS and HMI Probation, examined the multi-agency response to older child exploitation and children missing from home, care or education. This builds on findings from the 2016 report, ‘Time to listen’ – a joined up response to child sexual exploitation and missing children’.

Publication  —  Child protection, Joint inspection  — 

Between 24 and 28 September 2018, Ofsted, the Care Quality Commission, HMICFRS and HMI Probation undertook a joint inspection of the multi-agency response to sexual abuse in the family in York.

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. This is the report of an inspection of Sussex Police.

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The Bailiwick of Guernsey’s Committee for Home Affairs invited HMICFRS to inspect the policing and border control arrangements.

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