If those in power obeyed their consciences – always supposing they have the integrity to have a conscience – justice would best be served if they obeyed such conscience as they have. Too often whistle blowers are condemned and reviled for revealing the evils they witness.
Welcome to another week.
A damning report released on 24th November by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS), has claimed that the Metropolitan Police’s handling of child protection cases is for the most part substandard. Of the 135 cases investigated, 90% were found to have been dealt with poorly.
The report looked at cases involving domestic abuse, police powers to protect children, sex offender management, missing children, child sexual exploitation (CSE), as well as the detention of children in police custody.
Whilst some improvements were noted, the overall picture was not encouraging, with one of the most concerning cases involving a missing 15-year-old girl, who was later found at the address of a registered sex offender.
The report follows an initial investigation by HMICFRS around the same time last year, which also highlighted serious and widespread failings by Britain’s largest police force.
The Met has blamed…
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