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Assistant Chief Constable Russ Foster, who has recently joined Northamptonshire Police, has assumed responsibility for ensuring the delivery of the recommendations set out in the HMIC report.
HM Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) said it will continue to monitor Northants Police and will carry out a full re-inspection of child protection arrangements in October to assess if the force has made improvements and if this can be sustained.
HM Inspector of Constabulary Zoe Billingham said:
The most recent visit by HMIC last month found that the force had made "extensive changes", investing significantly in child protection and developing a comprehensive plan designed to ensure the required improvements are made.
However, HMIC concluded it's too early to say whether the force is doing enough to properly protect children at risk.
The inspection in January identified that the force was not allocating enough resources to child protection, and staff had received insufficient training in how to safeguard children.
Northamptonshire Police need to make more progress before it can offer assurances that children at risk in the county are being adequately protected, says a new report.
The force responded to inspections carried out by HM Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) and made changes to procedure, but still has more to do.
In January, as part of a pilot multi-agency inspection of child protection arrangements, the inspectorate found that the force was not giving sufficient priority to the protection of children.
The pilot found that child protection arrangements in Northamptonshire were wholly inadequate.