West Yorkshire - national child protection inspection

Summary

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.

This inspection examined child protection in West Yorkshire Police in August 2014. It is part of a rolling programme of inspections of all police forces in England and Wales.

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West Yorkshire – National child protection inspection (PDF document) – Figures in paragraph 1 on p.5, Ofsted Inspection dates on p.6, figures in paragraph 1 on p.9 and the glossary definition for registered sex offender on p. 36 corrected, and footnote 2 on p.5 added on 18 May 2015

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Press release for West Yorkshire – National child protection inspection

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West Yorkshire police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘West Yorkshire – national child protection inspection’ (PDF document)

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