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New arrangements for police custody in London had led to improvements as areas were grouped into clusters, said Martin Lomas, Deputy Chief Inspector of Prisons, and Dru Sharpling, HM Inspector of Constabulary. Today they published the report of an unannounced inspection of Met Detention South.

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HM Inspectorate of Constabulary has published an inspection report into the child protection work carried out by Essex Police, following an inspection carried out in late February/early March 2015. This is part of a rolling programme of child protection inspections of all police forces in England and Wales.

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Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary has today published a report on the police response to missing and absent children.

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Police custody in North Yorkshire had improved and there was better support for people with mental health issues, but still more to do, said Martin Lomas, Deputy Chief Inspector of Prisons, and Dru Sharpling, HM Inspector of Constabulary. Today they published the report of an unannounced inspection.

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HM Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) has today published a post-inspection review on the child protection work carried out by West Yorkshire Police.

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In his State of Policing report for 2015, published today, Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Constabulary says that police forces in England and Wales have met the standards of ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ in almost three-quarters of the measures applied by the Inspectorate.

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Police custody in Lincolnshire had not improved sufficiently since its last inspection, said Martin Lomas, Deputy Chief Inspector of Prisons, and Dru Sharpling, HM Inspector of Constabulary.

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HMIC has graded every police force on its overall effectiveness in reducing crime and keeping people safe. This is based on an assessment of how well forces prevent crime and anti-social behaviour; investigate crime and manage offenders; protect vulnerable people and support victims; and tackle serious and organised crime.

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The majority of police forces in England and Wales were found to be treating people fairly and ethically in a report by HMIC, published today. However, HMIC found that this was a mixed picture overall when the use of stop and search and the way black, Asian and minority ethnic officers and staff were treated in disciplinary matters were taken into account.

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HM Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) has today published a post-inspection review on the child protection work carried out by Nottinghamshire Police.