South Yorkshire – national child protection inspection

Published on: 30 September 2014

Publication types: Child protection

Police Forces: South Yorkshire


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.

The inspection examined child protection in South Yorkshire Police in May 2014. It is part of a rolling programme of inspections of all police forces in England and Wales.

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South Yorkshire – National child protection inspection (PDF document) – Wording in paragraph 3 on p.2, figures in paragraph 1 on p.5, Ofsted Inspection dates on p.6 and the glossary definition for registered sex offender on p. 31 corrected, and footnote 2 on p.5 added on 06 May 2015

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Press release for South Yorkshire – National child protection inspection

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South Yorkshire police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘South Yorkshire – national child protection inspection’