Crime and policing news update: December 2014

December's update on the latest news and information on police and crime issues.



Information and news includes:

  • modern slavery strategy launched: campaign warns potential modern slavery victims to be vigilant against traffickers
  • child trafficking advocates trial
  • launch of the new Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) unit
  • consultation on a mandatory reporting requirement on FGM cases
  • coercive and controlling behaviour is now a criminal offence
  • pre-charge bail time limits consultation
  • police funding – Provisional Police Grant Report 2015/16 published
  • police integrity consultation
  • triennial review of the Independent Police Complaints Commission
  • best use of stop and search scheme comes into effect
  • stop and search mapping
  • publication of the first anti-corruption plan
  • response to the Review of Sections 135 and 136 of the Mental Health Act
  • all areas in England to have signed their local Crisis Care Concordat declaration
  • liaison and diversion scheme to go live in 13 more areas
  • new psychoactive substances
  • National Autistic Society’s international conference on caring for offenders with an intellectual or developmental disability
  • updates to the Covert Surveillance and Property Interference Code of Practice and the Covert Human Intelligence Sources Code of Practice
  • Surveillance Camera Commissioner’s annual report published
  • speeches
Published 22 December 2014