His Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) have today (5 April) published an inspection of how well the police and National Crime Agency (NCA) tackle the online sexual abuse and exploitation of children.
In December 2021, National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) and College of Policing set out priority actions for all police forces in England and Wales to bring consistently high standards to the police response to violence against women and girls.
The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) has released a report today saying that imagery of primary school aged children sexually abusing themselves on camera has soared by more than 1,000 per cent since 2019. Below, DCC Ian Critchley responds to these findings and details how police are working to tackle this type of offending.
The National Police Chiefs’ Council has responded to the findings of a super-complaint into how police deal with cases involving ethnic minority victims of sexual abuse, including those at risk of honour-based abuse.
Operation Calibre, a new initiative to tackle personal robbery, launched on Saturday 10 December and will continue until Saturday 17 December. The national operation is part of intensified efforts to crack down on personal robbery.