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Publication  —  Annual reports  — 

Summary 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 efficiency and effectiveness of policing in England and Wales based on the inspections we carried out between May 2019 and March 2020. This year’s assessment starts

Publication  —  Custody suites  — 

This inspection into Leicestershire 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  —  Specialist inspection  — 

In early 2019, we were invited to inspect the Royal Gibraltar Police by the Gibraltar Police Authority. This inspection took place in October 2019.

Publication  —  British Transport Police  — 

In April 2018, we were commissioned by the Minister of State for Transport to inspect British Transport Police and assess the force’s ability to work with the rail industry to minimise disruption on the network. This report sets out the findings from this inspection.

Publication  —  British Transport Police, Custody suites  — 

This report describes the findings following an inspection of British Transport Police custody facilities. The inspection was conducted jointly by HM Inspectorate of Prisons and HMICFRS between 6 and 16 January 2020, as part of a programme of inspections covering every police custody suite in England and Wales.

Publication  —  Child protection, Joint inspection  — 

Between 24 February and 28 February 2020, Ofsted, the Care Quality Commission, HMICFRS and HMI Probation carried out a joint inspection of the multi-agency response to ‘front door’ services, evaluating all forms of abuse, neglect and exploitation, as well as an evaluation of the responses to children’s mental health in East Sussex.

Publication  —  Effectiveness, Fire & rescue services, Revisit  — 

During our inspection of Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service, in November 2018, we identified a cause for concern about the service’s fire engine availability and whether its firefighters had the necessary safety critical skills to respond to emergencies. The service submitted an action plan setting out how it would address the cause for concern. This letter sets out the findings of our second revisit to review progress.

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  — 

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  — 

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.

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