HMIC reports on domestic violence and protecting vulnerable people
Responding to the HMIC reports ‘Increasingly everyone’s business: A progress report on the police response to domestic violence’, and ‘Police effectiveness 2015 (Vulnerability)’, Vera Baird, Northumbria PCC and chair of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners’ supporting victims standing group, said
“Elected Police and Crime Commissioners have made protecting and supporting vulnerable people a priority. Working with chief constables and other partners many steps have been taken to improve this part of the service. We know that, across the country, there is still more that can be done and we will discuss the HMIC findings to see what further improvements can be made to help any vulnerable and at risk people.
“HMIC have recognised the great improvement in responding to domestic abuse cases and the steps taken by Police and Crime Commissioners and other senior police leaders. Anyone suffering from domestic violence should have confidence that the police service will handle their case effectively. We encourage those faced with domestic abuse to come forward and report it.”