Use of the Police National Computer by the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service
The Police National Computer (PNC) is a database that allows police forces to carry out checks, for example, on a person’s criminal record or vehicle registration. Several non-police organisations also have access to this database.
In 2011, the Government’s Independent Advisor on Criminality Information Management recommended that HMIC carry out inspections into non-police force use of the PNC. A pilot inspection was carried out to inform the inspection of nine other non-police forces who use the PNC.
This report sets out the findings of an inspection into the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass).