Sussex Police has been praised for improving its child protection work.
A report has been published of an inspection review of child protection in the force by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services. Their report in June 2018 had found that although working hard to improve the way risks to children were managed, areas for improvement had also been identified. A follow up inspection was carried out last November and noted significant improvements such as the appointment of more officers and staff to deal with the increase in workload. It had also set up an audit regime and improved its joint work with partner agencies.
Deputy Chief Constable Jo Shiner said next steps are to continue to focus on the child and to further embed the culture of prioritising child protection across the whole force.