The CPS and police have published the first ever joint honour-based violence/abuse and forced marriage protocol today [14 December 2016], outlining their commitment to the successful investigation and prosecution of these crimes. The protocol recognises the importance of strong partnership working between these two agencies.
Following ongoing and widespread publicity surrounding allegations of child sexual abuse within football, many police forces across the country have received a significant number of calls, both reporting further allegations and offering information.
Thousands of people in the UK are likely to be falling victim to sextortion every year, according to the National Crime Agency and National Police Chiefs Council.
As reports of sexting between young people continue to rise, police forces are given advice on how to respond in a measured and proportionate way.
Since May 2015, police have led 200 operations into modern slavery targeting around 900 offenders exploiting people for labour, sex, domestic servitude or involvement in criminal operations. The police chief leading the response says that there will be an increase in the scale of targeted police activity following investment into more specialist investigators and a national intelligence centre.
The NSPCC have provided an estimate into the potentially shocking scale of people who are now viewing child sexual abuse images. The online child sexual abuse images: tackling demand and supply report highlights the urgency of the challenge in tackling the creation and distribution of these images.
HMIC's report, PEEL: Police efficiency 2016, has highlighted the volume of digital evidence that forces are now dealing with. Supporting and developing staff to face the challenging requirements of the future and embracing digital technology are two of our priorities for reform.
The National Crime Agency and National Counter Terrorism Policing have joined forces to appeal directly to the public for information preventing criminals and terrorists gaining access to firearms and ammunition #GunsOffOurStreets.
Following the release of the National Crime Agency Missing Person Bureau report, 'Missing Persons Data Report 2015/2016’, Chief Constable Mike Veale highlights the work being done to develop effective, lasting solutions in order to protect the most vulnerable.
Following Ofsted’s Chief Inspector, Sir Michael Wilshaw's open letter to Sir Thomas Winsor, our lead Chief Constable Simon Bailey highlights the importance of working with partners to protect children.
The Home Office have approved a bid to the Police Transformation Fund which allocates a significant investment to improving the operational, intelligence, and analytical capabailities of modern slavery policing across the country.
Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu has been appointed as the new Senior National Coordinator for counter terrorism policing . DAC Basu succeeds Deputy Assistant Commissioner Helen Ball who has performed the role of Senior National Coordinator for counter terrorism policing since August 2013 during a time of unprecedented demand.