Child protection (1)

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 5th June 2019.

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Photo of Caroline Pidgeon Caroline Pidgeon Liberal Democrat

What is your response to Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services’ latest post-inspection report on the Metropolitan Police Service’s child protection practices?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

As you would expect, I was aware of some of the Inspection’s outcomes prior to publication. The improvements made by the MPS in how it protects children in some important areas is of course welcomed, but I share HMICFRS’ concerns about a greater focus on outcomes for children at risk of harm.

Keeping children and young people safe is a key priority in my Police and Crime Plan and my Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, Sophie Linden, will continue to provide oversight of the MPS to ensure this is delivered through a range of mechanisms, including the London Child Protection Policing Improvement Oversight Board.

A full response to the HMICFRS on this inspection will be published on my website shortly.