Cumbria Constabulary committed to improving child protection

Peter McCall, Cumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner, welcomes the report Credit: ITV Border

An inspection into Cumbria Constabulary's child protection services has shown the force is strongly committed to making improvements.

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary, Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS) inspected the constabulary as part of a programme involving every police force across England and Wales.

The inspection of Cumbria Constabulary took place in July 2016 and also made a number of recommendations for further improvements.

Earlier this year the constabulary created an action plan to address the recommendations in the report.

Since then HMICFRS have reviewed the progress.

Inspectors say they are reassured by the continued commitment from Cumbria Constabulary to making further improvements to their child protection services.

Cumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner said:

The Chief Constable said: