Police falling short of child protection

Major improvements are needed to child protection in the UK, according to Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC).

South Yorkshire police have been urged to make serious changes to improve child protection, just three years following the Rotherham child sex abuse scandal which shocked the country.

This comes ten months after a report identified “serious concerns” regarding the police force’s approach towards dealing with child protection.

HM Inspector of Constabulary, Mike Cunningham said: “In September last year HMIC raised serious concerns about the way the force was approaching this kind of work, which was undermining the service it provides children”


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