Cuckooing

Meeting: 
MQT on 2020-02-24
Session date: 
February 24, 2020
Reference: 
2020/0736
Question By: 
Keith Prince
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

What progress has the Met made to stop cuckooing?

Answers

Answer for Cuckooing

Answer for Cuckooing

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Officers are drafting a response.

Cuckooing

Cuckooing

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The MPS has developed guidance for officers on how to deal with cuckooing.  This includes guidance around the law, identifying vulnerable persons or venues, how Safer Neighbourhood Team Officers can assist by conducting regular visits, partnership working with other agencies, and obtaining a closure order when antisocial behaviour is associated with a premises.

The reporting of cuckooing has also been streamlined by the addition of a flag to Pre-Assessment Checks (PACs) which are created when police deal with vulnerable people, and a cuckooing flag can also be added on the Crime Report Information System (CRIS).