Chief officers have responded to the Home Affairs Select Committee interim report on prostitution, emphasising the importance of a proportionate and risk-based response. Sex workers must be understood as a vulnerable group within society.
As the country grapples with the outcome of the EU referendum, there are clearly very different views on the outcome of the vote and what it means for the UK’s future. That we are moving into a period of unprecedented change is undisputed.
The vast majority of people are continuing to go about their lives in safety and security and there have been no major spikes in tensions reported but we are monitoring an increase in reports to our online reporting website
The psychoactive substances act, implemented today, will provide a blanket ban on the production, supply and importation of new psychoactive substances. This legislation will fundamentally change the way forces tackle psychoactive substances and will make new drugs that appear on the market illegal quicker than ever before.
So called “legal-highs” might have been sold in shops but that doesn’t mean they’re safe. Often they contain one or more substance that is illegal to possess and users really have no idea what they are taking or what effect it will have. The future health risks associated with psychoactive substances are unknown and in some cases people have died from taking these drugs.
The NPCC has responded to today's report by The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Missing Children and Adults, highlighting the importance of assessing the initial level of risk to a young person correctly. Police forces must also work with partners to gather and share better information - as well as intervening early to prevent harm before it happens.