Following the publication of the report by HM Inspectorate of Constabularies about National Child Protection Inspections, she asked for a statement.
Responses are provided by the Minister for Policing, Brendan Lewis MP commenting on the findings:
- the Met has been failing in its duty to protect children from harm;
- nearly 75% of all cases either needed improvement or were inadequate;
- it is the most damning of all reports HMIC have ever written.
Diane Abbott MP (Hackney North and Stoke Newington) Lab:
The Home Office said in its “Annual Report and Accounts 2015-16”: “We have already recognised CSA as a national threat in the Strategic Policing Requirement, obliging forces to maximise specialist skills and expertise to prevent offending and resolve cases.”
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