Hampshire – National child protection inspection
This report is a summary of the findings of our inspection of police child protection services in Hampshire, which took place in June 2021.
We examined how effective the force’s decisions were at each stage of their communications with or for children. This was from initial contact through to the investigation of offences against them. We also scrutinised how children were treated in custody. And we assessed how the force is structured, led and governed, in relation to its child protection services.
We adapted this inspection because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Working within national guidelines, we arranged with the force to carry out our inspection both safely and effectively.
We worked remotely, using video calls for discussions with police officers and staff, their managers and leaders. And we reviewed incidents and investigations online.
This report sets out our findings.