* THE county’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Alan Charles says he welcomes a review in to child protection processes in Derbyshire.
Mr Charles, who was voted in to his role in November, said the safeguarding of Children is ‘more than just a police issue’ that involves a range of partners and partner agencies to enable effective information sharing and timely responses.
On Monday, he hosted a meeting in which he went through a performance overview with the Chief Constable, before considering an in-depth report on the work surrounding the Safeguarding of Children.
He said: “I am reassured by the review considered today, and by the quality of the work on child protection in Derbyshire.
“Child protection is a multi-agency responsibility and I know that the Force would welcome additional resources to further protect vulnerable children from becoming victims.”
“Together, we must all do everything we can to drive further improvements and, for my part, I will keep on challenging all the partners to make this happen.”
Chief Constable Mick Creedon said: “I welcome the Commissioners support in area of child protection.
“I have ensured that as a force we have taken and continue to take child protection very seriously.
This has meant moving more people and other resources to help combat these crimes.”