Some child sexting cases 'do not need criminal investigation'
Sexting cases involving children should not always be handled with a full-scale criminal investigation, new police advice says.
The College of Policing advises officers to respond "in a proportionate way" to children sharing indecent imagery of themselves or their peers.
Police should consider the long-term impact of investigation - such as labelling a child a "sex offender", the advice says.
The NSPCC welcomed the change.
National Police Chief's Council lead for child protection Chief Constable Simon Bailey, said: "If this behaviour can be dealt with in other -... read more