Police Ethics Committee to discuss child protection progress

Police watchdogs will discuss the work taking place to protect young people in Leicestershire from sexual exploitation at a special ethics meeting later this week.

Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) is among a series of issues to be raised as panel members from Leicestershire Police and Crime Commissioner Lord Bach’s Ethics, Integrity and Complaints Committee meet on Friday 22 September 2017.

A multiagency CSE team is currently in operation across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland which aims to identify, prevent and disrupt CSE, provide enhanced support to victims and bring offenders to justice.

Frontline staff from organisations across the county have undergone specialist training to recognise and identify CSE and ensure cases are referred through the right channels and panel members will receive an update on the progress being made to tackle this crime.

Also on the agenda is a report on the processes for responding to hate crime in the wake of terrorist attacks, an update on the use of IT equipment with regard to stop and search and dip sampling of police complaints.

The meeting is due to be held in the main conference room at Force HQ in Enderby on Friday at 2pm.

The Ethics, Integrity and Complaints Committee was set up to provide greater accountability to the public of policing processes including the complaints system and hold the Force to account for its decisions as well as ensure the highest level of integrity and professionalism is maintained.

The independent panel meets regularly and scrutinises a host of issues affecting community safety in Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland including professional conduct cases and updates on performance.

Meetings are held in public and residents are able to attend and observe proceedings. Minutes are also available on the PCC’s website at: http://www.leics.pcc.police.uk/Transparency/Meetings/Ethics-Integrity-and-Complaints-Meetings/Agenda-and-Papers-Ethics-Committee.aspx

Please note that due to the capacity of the room and for health and safety requirements all potential attendees are requested to notify Nisha Pabari of the Police and Crime Commissioners Office (email nisha.pabari@leics.pcc.pnn.gov.uk).



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Posted on Wednesday 20th September 2017
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