In response to the HMIC report on Child Protection, Detective Superintendent Matt Hutchinson from Humberside Police said,
“I’m pleased that HMIC have recognised the commitment we have made to make improvements in how we protect children. With a new leadership team in place, and the database system now settling in, there is a real appetite for change at all levels within the organisation.
“I am also pleased that they have acknowledged the improvements we’ve already made in important areas such as how we manage sex offenders, our triage processes in the Hub and how we assess risk, as well as our approach to early referral. We do have more to do and have already made progress in many other areas since the re-inspection in October 2017.
“For example, we’ve put huge investment into how we work with our partner agencies to share information, providing specialist training for staff and improving our recording and reporting systems so that we have better information to help with decisions on resources and priorities. We are also working on a full review of our processes in response to reports of Domestic Abuse and have allocated additional resources to reduce backlogs and to deliver an improved service to our communities.
“We will continue to work quickly and with momentum in this area to ensure the pace of improvement continues.”