Nothing matters more than protecting our children. Essex Police has uncovered problems with the effectiveness of 30 investigations into allegations of child abuse. That children, who may have suffered serious abuse, have been let down by Essex Police is of the greatest concern to me.
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AN anonymous hotline for the reporting elder abuse – which is the first ever of its kind – has been funded and launched by Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex, Nick Alston.
Nick Alston, Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex, said: “Nothing matters more than protecting our children. As Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex, I will continue to insist that the investigation of the handling of child abuse investigations by our police force is fully and thoroughly reviewed. The trauma of child abuse is almost unimaginable. Victims deserve the best and most professional support from Essex Police. People who abuse children must be brought to justice.
COULD you spare some time to help a victim of crime get justice?
The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) for Essex is currently recruiting volunteers to help people who have been victims of lower level crimes to meet those who have offended against them.
In these times of reducing budgets, with police officers and police staff continuing to work tirelessly to keep our communities safe, it is essential that we have accurate and meaningful information about the performance of our police force. This makes it possible to identify areas where policing is effective and, just as crucially, areas where things are going less well.