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#005/2013 – A joint review of disability hate crime: living in a different world Victims of disability hate crime are being let down by the criminal justice system, and progress to improve their experience of reporting offences has been too slow, an independent report has found. A joint inspection of the police, probation and Crown

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HMIC expresses serious concerns over why so many victims felt unable to approach the police with allegations against Jimmy Savile during his lifetime HMIC’s review of allegations made against Jimmy Savile during his lifetime finds mistakes were made by the police; and while policies and practices designed to improve the experience of child victims are

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HMIC expresses serious concerns over why so many victims felt unable to approach the police with allegations against Jimmy Savile during his lifetime. HMIC’s review of allegations made against Jimmy Savile during his lifetime finds mistakes were made by the police; and while policies and practices designed to improve the experience of child victims are

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#003/2013 Police custody in Merseyside – good strategic grip, but day-to-day management less convincing Police custody provision in Merseyside was generally good but more attention needs to be paid to treatment and conditions in the suites themselves, said Nick Hardwick, Chief Inspector of Prisons, and Dru Sharpling, HM Inspector of Constabulary, publishing the report of

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The third annual report of the UK’s National Preventive Mechanism is published today, giving an overview of the state of detention in prisons, police custody, court cells, customs custody facilities, children’s secure accommodation, immigration, military and mental health detention. Read the third annual report of the UK’s National Preventive Mechanism (PDF, 2.1MB, new window) (PDF

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#002/2013 – Children and young people who sexually offend: Missed opportunities to prevent reoffending Reoffending by children and young people who commit sexual offences can be prevented, but opportunities to intervene early were often missed by professionals, according to independent inspectors. Today they published the report of a joint inspection on children and young people

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#001/2013 Police custody in Gwent – generally positive Police custody provision in Gwent was reasonably good overall but primary health care needed some attention, said Nick Hardwick, Chief Inspector of Prisons, and Dru Sharpling, HM Inspector of Constabulary, publishing the report of an unannounced inspection. The inspection was part of a national programme of joint

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Police forces have made some progress in how they identify, manage and monitor integrity issues: but more remains to be done A report published today finds that the police service has responded to the recommendations in HMIC’s 2011 report, Without Fear or Favour: but more needs to be done, and with a greater sense of urgency.

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#026/2012 Police custody in Avon and Somerset – adequate There had been some improvements to police custody provision in Avon and Somerset but some concerns remained, said Nick Hardwick, Chief Inspector of Prisons, and Dru Sharpling, HM Inspector of Constabulary, publishing the report of an unannounced follow-up inspection in July this year. The inspection was

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HMIC has been commissioned by the Department of Justice for Northern Ireland to carry out an inspection of the policies and procedures of the Historical Enquiries Team (HET). HMIC is currently conducting this inspection and will report its findings to the Department of Justice in 2013. Read the HET Inspection’s terms of reference.