Response to IPCC recommendations into Sussex Police’s treatment of Child H

07/06/2016

Commenting on the IPCC recommendations into the treatment of Child H, Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne said:

“The experience of victims is paramount when I hold Sussex Police to account for the service they deliver to the public.

“Undoubtedly, this was a challenging case but the treatment of this 11 year old was totally unacceptable. However, I welcome the fact that since the incident with Child H was reported, Sussex Police acted swiftly and positively to quickly improve the training and processes that support vulnerable people and those with mental illness, learning disabilities and substance misuse issues.

“It’s also promising that aspects of Sussex Police’s new protocols are being recognised as good practice nationally and I will continue to monitor their work to ensure it provides the best possible service to all vulnerable groups.”

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Notes to editors:

Child H – Sussex Police IPCC report: https://www.ipcc.gov.uk/investigations/child-h-sussex-police

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