Cambridgeshire – National child protection inspection

Published on: 22 December 2021

Publication types: Child protection

Police Forces: Cambridgeshire

This report is a summary of the findings of our inspection of police child protection services in Cambridgeshire, which took place in July 2021. It is part of a rolling programme of inspections of all police forces in England and Wales.

We examined how effective the force’s decisions were at each stage of their communications with or for children. This was from initial contact through to the investigation of offences against them. We also scrutinised how children were treated in custody. And we assessed how the force is structured, led and governed, in relation to its child protection services.

We adapted this inspection because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Working within national guidelines, we arranged with the force to carry out our inspection both safely and effectively.

We worked remotely, using video calls for discussions with police officers and staff, their managers and leaders. And we reviewed incidents and investigations online.

This report sets out our findings.

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