July 2nd, 2015
Episode 457 of 1349 episodes
Police in England and Wales have been accused of failing to carry out effective investigations into allegations of child abuse and neglect. A damning report by the Inspectorate of Constabulary found that more than a third of cases involving children were "inadequate". The Inspectorate said police must adapt to the "substantial new challenge" of child protection. The National Police Chiefs Council - which represents senior ranking officers - acknowledged that the service had to "fundamentally change" its approach. Dru Sharpling is HM Inspector and led the inspections.