Staffordshire – National child protection inspection

Published on: 7 April 2022

Publication types: Child protection

Police Forces: Staffordshire

This report is a summary of the findings of our inspection of police child protection services in Staffordshire, which took place in September 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 agreed with the force to carry out our inspection both safely and effectively.

This report sets out our findings.

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