Metropolitan Police Service – National child protection post-inspection review
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.
An inspection in February to May 2016 examined child protection in the Metropolitan Police Service. It was part of a rolling programme of inspections of all police forces in England and Wales.
Following the publication of this report, HMICFRS was commissioned by the Home Secretary to publish quarterly updates setting out the progress made by the Metropolitan Police Service. These updates detail the Metropolitan Police Service’s progress against recommendations set out in the 2016 report.
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Following the publication of the 2016 report, HMICFRS was commissioned by the Home Secretary to publish quarterly updates setting out the progress made by the Metropolitan Police Service.