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Protecting Vulnerable People

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This department provides specialist skills and investigation in relation to protecting vulnerable people and responds specifically to safety issues associated with the individual, the family and perpetrators.

Child Protection Team

This unit investigates allegations of child abuse within families, child sexual exploitation as well as the possession and distribution of abusive images of children. Specially trained officers work with social workers and health professionals in a joint response to allegations looking at safeguarding and protecting children and undertaking where appropriate criminal investigations.

MOSOVO (Management of Sexual Offenders and Violent Offenders)

This unit manage the counties registered sex offenders as part of the multi-agency public protection arrangements (mappa) the unit are responsible for supervising sex offenders licence conditions, notification requirements and the investigation of breaches.

Domestic Abuse Unit

This unit is responsible for investigating of high-risk offenders of domestic abuse. They work with partners such as sunflower supporting victims and reducing the risk of further abuse. They provide advice and guidance around "so called" honour based violence, forced marriages and issues of female genital mutilation. Click here;for more information, or call the National Domestic Violence Helpline on 0808 2000 247

Hate Crime

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Missing Persons Unit

This unit deals with reports of individuals whose whereabouts are unknown and they present a risk to themselves or others. The unit oversee all cases until such time as the individual is found to be safe and well or the case requires a criminal investigation. The missing persons coordinators work with partners to support repeat runaways and link closely with the child sexual exploitation investigators.

Vulnerable Adults

The team is responsible for investigating allegations of complex abuse working with partners such as the county council. The mental health co-coordinator works with partners to deliver a joint response to the needs of vulnerable people with both strands reporting to the safeguarding vulnerable adults board.

MASH and Referral Unit

This unit deals with referrals regarding child abuse and domestic abuse cases. It is co located with social care and health staff and shares information to allow for the fast time protection of children at risk.


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