In February 2020 Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire Rescue Services (HMICFRS) published a report looking at how the police service protects children and young people in England and Wales (HMICFRS, 20201). It explores the key themes identified in the evidence gathered from 64 inspections in England and Wales.
The report considers the ways in which the police service, its safeguarding partners and the government need to adapt and respond to meet the challenges they face. It draws conclusions about where the police service has made progress and where it needs to improve.
Our briefing focuses on key findings from the report organised under five themes:
ReferencesHer Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) (2020) National Child Protection Inspections: 2019 thematic report (PDF). [London]: HMICFRS.
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