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We found that the constabulary did have trigger plans in place for children routinely reported as missing; the effectiveness of which would have been improved through using information held by the constabulary from previous missing episodes. Although frontline officers with whom we spoke were unaware of their existence, supervisors did demonstrate knowledge and use of trigger plans to expedite efforts in finding children reported as missing.


HMICFRS recommends that, within three months, Lancashire constabulary should review its approach to children exposed to domestic abuse as a minimum this should include:

-the referral criteria to MARAC to ensure that cumulative risk is being identified appropriate and that families and children affected by it are benefitting from multi agency intervention when appropriate.

[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]