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Business Plans, Corporate documents, Inspection programmes —
This document provides details of HMICFRS’s inspection programme and framework for policing for 2020/21.
Child protection —
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.
On 21 September 2020, the Home Secretary commissioned us to conduct an inspection into how effectively the police manage protests. This followed several protests, by groups including Extinction Rebellion, Black Lives Matter and many others. In recent years, increasing amounts of police time and resources have been spent dealing with protests. In April and October…
Spotlight, Stop and search —
Stop and search legislation was introduced in 1984. However, thirty-five years on and forces still do not understand fully the impact of the use of the powers. When the police use their powers disproportionately it causes suspicion among some communities that they are being unfairly targeted.
Regional Organised Crime Units —
In this inspection, we examined how effectively and efficiently the Regional Organised Crime Units tackle the threat from serious and organised crime.
Domestic abuse, Modern slavery, Super-complaint, Vulnerability —
Summary On 18 December 2018, Liberty and Southall Black Sisters made a super-complaint to HMICFRS. This super-complaint concerns migrant victims in vulnerable circumstances. They usually arise from crimes of domestic abuse or modern slavery and human trafficking. The super-complaint put forward by Liberty and Southall Black Sisters is about the treatment of victims of crime…
Released under investigation, Research, Thematic inspection —
In 2019, HMICFRS commissioned BritainThinks to conduct qualitative research to explore victim and suspect experiences of changes implemented as a result of the Policing and Crime Act 2017
Released under investigation, Thematic inspection —
Between October 2019 and February 2020, HMICFRS and Her Majesty’s Crown Prosecution Service inspected the police and CPS’s responses to pre-charge bail changes and the use of ‘released under investigation’.
Protest, Terms of reference —
In October 2020, the Home Secretary commissioned HMICFRS to inspect how effectively the police manage protests.
Crime recording —
In November 2015, HMICFRS announced that it would inspect forces’ crime-recording practices in a rolling programme of every force in England and Wales. This rolling programme will be completed over a period of several years and will report on the progress made by forces since the 2014 crime data integrity inspection. This report sets out the findings of an inspection of Northamptonshire Police.