Correspondence overview: Crime, policing and fire news update: February 2017

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



Information and news includes:

  • next steps for fire reform
  • consultation on proposals to stop senior fire officers from being re-employed after they have retired
  • The Policing and Crime Bill receives Royal Assent
  • Emergency Services Collaboration
  • government announces package of measures to protect children and young people from sexual abuse
  • government publishes its Tackling Child Sexual Exploitation: Progress Report
  • new ‘Disrespect NoBody’ campaign launched by the Home Office
  • Department for Education launches “Together, we can tackle child abuse” campaign
  • the Prime Minister announces plans for a Domestic Violence and Abuse Act
  • “Rebalancing Act” - Tackling health issues in the Criminal Justice System
  • a new Local Alcohol Action Areas programme launches
  • More major retailers sign up to voluntary scheme to prevent sales of knives to under-18s
  • government sets out new approach to tackling ‘county lines’
  • the Home Secretary announces plans to crack down on ‘deal-lines’ used by county line drugs gangs
  • new crime-prevention guidance for forecourt retailers
  • the Home Secretary extends the Surveillance Camera Commissioner’s contract
  • speeches
Published 1 March 2017