West Midlands PCC reaction to HMIC reports
West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson
comments on HMIC reports on Domestic Abuse report, PEEL
Vulnerability and Child Protection Report (Re-inspection). The
reports, carried out by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary
(HMIC), on the basis of inspections into the force during the
summer of 2015, examine how the force supports those who are at
risk from domestic abuse, child sexual exploitation and other harm
West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson said,
"We recognise the recommendations in the reports and will continue
to work with our partners to deliver on these.
"Protecting children is an absolute priority of mine and West
"We have made it a priority to set up multi agency safeguarding
hubs in each local authority, bringing all the key partners
together to protect vulnerable people. Some have been set-up so far
and plans are in place for the rest of the force area.
"West Midlands Police are now publishing a summary of data on
child sexual exploitation to bring this issue out into the
"Action has been taken which changes the way in which all
'absent' children are recorded, tracked and the investigation
supervised. I will be holding the police to account to make sure
that this improves the effectiveness and safety of 'absent' and
'missing' people in the West Midlands.
"Tackling domestic abuse is a priority of mine. I will be
looking closely at the way that this crime is managed to make sure
that perpetrators are dealt with and crucially victims protected.
In addition this crime often impacts on children too. I will
speaking to the Chief Constable to make sure that the police take
account of the impact that domestic abuse has on children.
"Safeguarding people from harm is a crucial issue that we all
must work on to keep the public safe.
"These are serious reports with important recommendations that I
will hold the police to account to deliver on."