Policing of children and young people

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-11-19
Session date: 
November 19, 2014
Reference: 
2014/4179
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

As recommended by the All Party Parliamentary Group for Children, does the MPS have a senior officer, of ACPO rank, responsible for procedures involving children and young people in every borough? Which boroughs do not have an ACPO rank officer responsible for these procedures?

Answer

Answer for Policing of children and young people

Answer for Policing of children and young people

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The APPG recommendation was concerned with force rather than borough level. Boroughs to not have ACPO rank officers, except Westminster.

The MPS ACPO lead for Children and Young People is Commander Mak Chishty, who has responsibility for procedures involving children and young people in the MPS. He has responsibility for every borough in London and the five Area Commanders oversee specific issues relating to boroughs within their cluster.