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Publication  —  Effectiveness, Efficiency, Legitimacy  — 

On 6 January 2020, the Department of Justice (Northern Ireland) commissioned us to complete an inspection of the Police Service of Northern Ireland. This inspection focused on the legitimacy of the service and provides an update on its effectiveness and efficiency.

Publication  —  Child protection, Joint inspection  — 

Summary Between 2 and 6 December 2019, Care Inspectorate Wales (CIW), HMICFRS, Healthcare Inspectorate Wales, HMI Probation and Estyn carried out a joint inspection of the multiagency response to abuse and neglect in Newport. This inspection included an evaluation of how local services responded to child exploitation. This was the pilot inspection for Joint inspection

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 Northamptonshire 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 Dorset Police.

Publication  —  Crime recording  — 

During our South Yorkshire Police Crime Data Integrity inspection, in May 2018, we identified a cause of concern about crime recording arrangements. We revisited South Yorkshire in January 2020 to complete an audit of incident records.

Publication  —  Crime recording  — 

During our Avon and Somerset Constabulary Crime Data Integrity inspection, in July 2016, we identified crime recording arrangements required improvement. We revisited Avon and Somerset in January 2020 to assess the progress made since that report.

Publication  —  Child protection  — 

The assessment criteria set out the indicators of what HMICFRS would expect a good police force to be doing at each stage of the child’s journey, from first contact to ending involvement with the police service. These indicators are also broken down into examples of what the indicators might look like in practice.

Publication  —  Child protection  — 

National Child Protection Inspection Programme – Child protection inspection methodology

Publication  —  Collaboration, PEEL, Spotlight  — 

Many police forces across England and Wales collaborate with neighbouring forces to share resources and core functions. This report sets out our findings on how forces collaborate in order to provide better, more efficient services to the public.

Publication  —  Child protection  — 

This document sets out the way in which HMICFRS proposes to conduct post-inspection follow-up activity of forces already inspected under the single-agency national child protection inspection across England and Wales.

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