Data from police forces shows a surge in children sharing or possessing sexual images of themselves or others - with over 6200 incidents reported this year - an increase of 131 per cent from 2014/2015.
Figures out today show that the number people kept in police cells having been detained under Section 136 has halved since last year. However, this comes as the police service is dealing with a growing number of incidents related to mental health.
The inhumanity demonstrated by the perpetrators of modern slavery and human trafficking is far greater than I have seen in my entire career tackling organised crime and terrorism. The human cost in stolen lives and stolen futures is high.
Today HMICFRS have released their report into the police's response to the implementation of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. The report shows that progress has been made in policing, but more still needs to be done.