Presentation on theme: "Safeguarding Londons Children Conference Domestic Violence in BME Communities DI Glen LLOYD Violent Crime Directorate Metropolitan Police Service."— Presentation transcript:
Safeguarding Londons Children Conference Domestic Violence in BME Communities DI Glen LLOYD Violent Crime Directorate Metropolitan Police Service
Domestic Violence …one of the most pernicious denials of human rights because it is perpetrated not by strangers but by family members, people in positions of trust. Sir John Stevens Former Commissioner, Metropolitan Police
Prevalence 101,000+ reported incidents of domestic violence. 1 in 3 common assaults 1 in 4 Actual Bodily Harm (ABH) 1 in 8 Grievous Bodily Harm (GBH) 10% of all homicide in London 20% of all violent crime in London 75% of all children on the Social Servicesat risk register
Honour Based Violence definition So-called honour based violence is a crime or incident, which has or may have been committed to protect or defend the honour of the family and/or community. So-called honour based violence is a crime or incident, which has or may have been committed to protect or defend the honour of the family and/or community. Metropolitan Police March 2007
Graph 3 - Victim Age Victims between the ages of 16 and 20 reported the highest number of Forced Marriage incidents - most at risk. 1 in 4 victims are Under 18 – Child protection issues
The development of the Public Protection Command Assists the effective management of: Dangerous People Dangerous Places, and Vulnerable Victims – adults and children
Strategic Drivers HMIC Areas for Improvement (AFIs) High Profile/well publicised homicides & other Critical Incidents Legislative Changes e.g. Children Act 2004 (ECM) Organisational Drivers e.g. Management Board, Strategic partners (MPA et al), Serious Violence Strategy etc.
The key aims of the future model are: Rationalise and improve communication routes and intelligence flows between PP units & stakeholders. Facilitate improvement & formalisation of cross team intelligence and info sharing. Reduce potential for intelligence to get lost Increase cross-crime type offender identification Facilitate joined-up reactive/proactive response
Aims contd ….. Increase the size of taskable resources to public protection offences Raised profile of PP unit, will promote greater intelligence support from BIUs & MIB Increased flexibility of resource deployment to meet changing priorities Increased opportunity for proactive response by BOCU resources Scaleable structure to support possible future growth
Victoria Climbie Inquiry There can be no excuse or justification for failing to take adequate steps to protect a vulnerable child simply because that childs cultural background would make the necessary action somehow inappropriate. This is not an area in which there is much scope for political correctness.
Multicultural sensitivity is not an excuse for moral blindness - Mike OBrien 1999