HMIC - child protection

MQT on 2017-02-20
Session date: 
February 20, 2017
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


HMIC report into the Met's child protection investigations have found that the Met does not participate in enough multi-agency training. What steps are you taking to ensure that this is rectified?


Answer for HMIC - child protection

Answer for HMIC - child protection

Answered By: 
The Mayor

As you can imagine, I share your concern over the findings in the HMIC child protection inspection and have been clear on the urgency with which the MPS must respond to the recommendations. High quality and extensive training is integral to making sustained improvements.

My Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, Sophie Linden, has established a London Child Protection Policing Oversight Group to oversee the MPS response to the HMIC child protection inspection. One of the key purposes of this group is to oversee the MPS action plan which has been developed to address the issues identified and includes a number of actions relating to training.

Multi-agency training has been raised specifically in this forum and at our regular MPS oversight board. We will continue to monitor this closely to seek assurance from the MPS that the training planned is effective and impactful, and that where possible it links with training delivered by other partners including local authorities and health.