Ofsted warns over police weaknesses in child protection
The head of Ofsted, Sir Michael Wilshaw, has criticised police forces in England for failing to take child protection matters seriously.
He said that a failure to change could lead to further cases of child abuse like the ones in Rotherham and Oxford.
Sir Michael said police forces were not sharing information "in a timely way" and were not informing social workers quickly when children went missing.
His criticisms were made in a letter to the chief inspector of constabulary.
In response, Sir Thomas Winsor said he would work to ensure officers fully understood their duties on... read more
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