APPG for Children Inquiry Report

28/10/2014 - APPG report launch   

The All Party Parliamentary Group for Children has published its report into the relationship between children and the police.

Since July 2013, the All Party Parliamentary Group for Children has been undertaking an inquiry to explore children and young people's relationships with the police. The APPGC is today publishing its final report, which sets out a range of recommendations to provide a clear framework for strengthening police practice in relation to children and young people.

NAAN chief executive Chris Bath gave verbal evidence to the inquiry. 

Key issues explored by the inquiry included the use of stop and search on under 18s, the detention of children and young people in police custody, police engagement in the local community, and addressing the needs of vulnerable children.

Key issues explored by the inquiry included the use of stop and search on under 18s, the detention of children and young people in police custody, police engagement in the local community, and addressing the needs of vulnerable children. Recommendations focus on developing a more child centred approach to policing, including by:

• improving police training and inspections

• revising the policy and legislative framework (including the Police and Criminal Evidence Act)

• designating a senior police officer with responsibility for procedures and practice with children and young people

• sharing good practice widely between forces and with key stakeholders

The report is available from the NCB website.

Update: A follow up publication has been made available reviewing progress one year on. 

        
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