North Yorkshire - National child protection inspection

Published on: 29 March 2022

Publication types: Child protection

Police Forces: North Yorkshire

This report is a summary of the findings of our inspection of police child protection services in North Yorkshire, which took place in November 2021.

We examined how effective the police’s decisions were at each stage of their interactions with or for children. This was from initial contact through to the investigation of offences against them. We also scrutinised how the force treated children 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 conducted an onsite inspection, agreeing with the force to carry it out both safely and effectively.

This report sets out our findings.

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