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https://www.justiceinspectorates.gov.uk/hmicfrs/recommendation/lancashire/8777/

The constabulary’s current approach lacks effective quality assurance or performance management mechanisms to ensure officers and staff are discharging their safeguarding responsibilities when they first come into contact with children in need of help. The effect is that children are being left exposed to risk unnecessarily.

Recommendation

Within three months, Lancashire constabulary should ensure that officers always check on the welfare of children and record their observations of a child’s behaviour and demeanour, so that a better assessment of a child’s needs can be made

[on]8th March 2018 [status]awaiting-review[/status][/on][on]17th May 2018 [status]being-progressed[/status][/on][on]17th May 2018 [comment]

The Constabulary has an action plan in place to address all the recommendations from the NCPI. This plan has been reviewed by HMICFRS NCPI team. There is a local governance framework in place and the HMICFRS Board meeting, which is chaired by the DCC/ACC, holds senior leaders and plan owners to account for progress against the plans. Recommendation being progressed.

[/comment][/on][on]14th December 2018 [status]awaiting-review[/status][/on]