Devon and Cornwall Police has been criticised for "delays" in its child protection work.
The Inspectorate of Constabulary found its arrangements for dealing with children still requires improvement. Specifically there were delays in responding to youngsters at risk of sexual exploitation:
Devon and Cornwall Police has welcomed some aspects of the report, from HMIC, which highlights how the force is making progress. They insist they're continuing to train staff to better identify the warning signs: