Crime and policing news update: February 2016

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


Information and news includes:

  • introduction of the Policing and Crime Bill
  • new legislation to restrict the use of police cells for those experiencing a mental health crisis
  • College of Policing’s proposals to recognise, accredit and promote the professionalism of those working within policing
  • launch of the Joint Fraud Taskforce
  • Home Office child abuse whistleblowing helpline
  • consultation on the definition of child sexual exploitation
  • government consultation on age verification for pornography
  • launch of the Cabinet Office’s small charities fundraising training programme
  • speeches