Met Police Business Plan 2017-2018 (1)

MQT on 2017-07-13
Session date: 
July 13, 2017
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


The Met state that they will introduce a new service to safeguard vulnerable children.  What is the estimated funding available for this service?  How many staff will the service consist of?  What is the timescale for the creation of this unit?


Answer for Met Police Business Plan 2017-2018 (1)

Answer for Met Police Business Plan 2017-2018 (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The MPS are indeed establishing a new service which will provide a single point of referral for vulnerable children (and adults) at risk of abuse, sexual exploitation or radicalisation.

This new service is currently being tested alongside other changes to the delivery of local policing within the two pathfinders in East and North London. Until the pathfinders have been evaluated it is not possible to provide the detail on funding, resourcing and timetable for full delivery of the new service.