Essex – National child protection inspection

Published on: 24 March 2016

Publication types: Child protection

Police Forces: Essex


Protecting children is one of the most important tasks the police undertake. Only the police can investigate suspected crimes, arrest perpetrators and monitor sex offenders. Police officers have the power to take a child who is in danger into a place of safety, or to seek an order to restrict an offender’s contact with children. The police service also has a significant role working with other agencies to ensure the child’s protection and well-being, longer term.

This inspection examined child protection in Essex Police in September and October 2015. It is part of a rolling programme of inspections of all police forces in England and Wales.

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Essex Police failing to adequately protect children at risk of harm

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Essex police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Essex – National child protection inspection’

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