Statement on HMICFRS National Child Protection Inspection
Matthew Barber, Police and Crime Commissioner for the Thames Valley:
“I am committed to the protection of children and vulnerable people and I recognise the effective practices that are being delivered by Thames Valley Police to keep children safe.
“It is clear from HMICFRS’s Child Protection Inspection however that areas of improvement are required to ensure Thames Valley Police is providing a consistent service to its communities.
“The protection of children is of the most serious of issues and any potential weaknesses in systems need to be closely examined. I will be exploring the recommendations made by the Inspectorate in more detail and monitoring their implementation with the Chief Constable.”