Publications

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Publication  —  Business Plans, Inspection programmes  — 

This document is HMICFRS’s inspection programme and framework for policing for 2021/22.

Publication  —  Annual reports  — 

This is Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Constabulary’s report to the Secretary of State under section 54(4A) of the Police Act 1996. It contains his assessment of the effectiveness and  efficiency of policing in England and Wales based on the inspections we carried out between March 2020 and March 2021.

Publication  —  Coercive and controlling behaviour, Domestic abuse, Effectiveness, Female genital mutilation, Force management statement, Harassment and stalking, Honour-based violence, Joint inspection, Rape  — 

This is the first of two inspection reports that will consider the response, decision-making and effectiveness of the police and Crown Prosecution Service at every stage of a rape case – from first report through to finalisation of the case.

Publication  —  Criminal justice joint inspections, Neurodiversity  — 

An independent review of neurodiversity in the criminal justice system, commissioned by the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice.

Publication  —  National Crime Agency  — 

HMICFRS is required by the Crime and Courts Act 2013 to inspect the National Crime Agency. Following an inspection we must report to the Home Secretary on the efficiency and effectiveness of the NCA.

Publication  —  Coercive and controlling behaviour, Domestic abuse, Female genital mutilation, Forced marriage, Harassment and stalking, Honour-based violence, Rape, VAWG  — 

In March 2021, the Home Secretary commissioned Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) to inspect the effectiveness of police engagement with women and girls. Our final report will be published in September 2021.

Publication  —  Letter, Revisit  — 

During our PEEL inspection of Cleveland, between 20 and 31 May 2019,  we identified six causes of concern. One of them was about workforce, communication and fair treatment

Publication  — 

During our inspection of Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service (FRS) and Isle of Wight FRS in 2018, before the services combined in April 2021, we identified as a cause of concern that they didn’t do enough to be an inclusive employer.

Publication  —  COVID-19, Domestic abuse  — 

This review looks at how the police responded to the unique challenges the COVID-19 pandemic placed on preventing and responding to domestic abuse.

Publication  —  Corporate documents, Organisational strategy  — 

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) provides the public and their elected representatives with independent assessments of the efficiency and effectiveness of police forces and fire and rescue services. Through our programmes of inspections, we assess what is working well and what needs to improve, both locally and nationally, in

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