Safeguarding: How effective is the National Crime Agency at protecting vulnerable people?

Published on: 23 June 2022

The Children Act 2004 places a duty on the National Crime Agency (NCA) to safeguard and protect the wellbeing of children. While the organisation doesn’t have this duty to all adults, it does have responsibility for safeguarding vulnerable adults.

This inspection looked at how the NCA safeguards children and vulnerable people.

We examined:

  • how well the agency’s policies, structures and processes made sure vulnerable people were correctly identified and protected;
  • how well the NCA’s leadership and culture promoted the safeguarding of vulnerable people;
  • how well the training provided to staff promoted effective safeguarding of vulnerable people;
  • how well the NCA supported national and international organisations that work to keep vulnerable people safe; and
  • how effective the NCA was at bridging the gap between its national activity and local safeguarding processes.

This report sets out our findings.

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