Chief officers have responded to today's independent review of children in care chaired by Lord Laming. The review calls for a coherent programme of reform, led from the top of government, to help improve the life chances of looked after children and prevent future crime.
The NHS have today launched the Community Safety Accreditation Scheme (CSAS). This empowers NHS organisations to deal more decisively with anti-social behaviour and under CSAS, chief police officers can delegate limited powers to accredited persons within NHS organisations to help tackle anti-social behaviour in partnership with the police.
The Howard League for Penal Reform have today published a report, Criminal care: Children's homes and criminalising children, looking at the relationship between children in residential care and the criminal justice system.
The National Police Chiefs' Council has set out its position on young people and police custody. First and foremost, the wellbeing of children must be put first. Vulnerable and often frightened young people must not be criminalised unnecessarily.
The Home Secretary has announced a package of reforms to the powers and roles of police staff and volunteers. NPCC says it will help forces attract volunteers with valuable skills who can assist in investigating cyber or financial crime
We were asked for the NPCC view on whether special constables should be able to progress through the ranks in the same way as regular officers. NPCC Workforce Lead, Chief Constable Giles York, has commented.
More than 500 frontline police officers and staff across the UK are taking part in a week of activity to build local support in preventing extremism, as a new survey shows high levels of confidence among young people to tell police their concerns about people being radicalised.
In this blog entry, NPCC Lead for Local Policing and Partnerships, Chief Constable Simon Cole, examines the future of traditional neighbourhood policing in an era where more and more crime is committed online rather than on the streets.