More needed on child protection

Northamptonshire Police have "more progress to make" before they can offer assurance that children at risk in the county are being adequately protected, a report has said.

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Force had made "extensive changes"

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.

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