In harm's way: the role of the police in keeping children safe

Summary

In early 2014, HMIC began a national programme of child protection inspections. Since then, it has also undertaken a number of other inspections concerning vulnerable children. This report summarises the findings contained in the reports of all these inspections and considers the implications for future action.

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In harm’s way: the role of the police in keeping children safe – figure in paragraph 2 on p. 33 and footnote 77 on p. 38 corrected on 2 July 2015.

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The police service must reassess their approach to child protection – or risk failing a new generation of children

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