I have argued ceaselessly during the past decade about how vital it is to use partnership information to make better and earlier decisions concerning the identification of need, harm and risk to children and vulnerable adults.
This is the first blog in the “Harmful Cultural Practice” collection. It was timely reminder of how times are changing – and couldn’t have come any sooner for the three girls about to be sent overseas to undergo female genital mutilation (FGM).
This is my second blog in the Harmful Cultural Practice series. With all the reports of migrants hiding in trucks and beneath trains to reach the UK, an average Briton would probably imagine the country to be under virtual siege from abroad.
This is my third blog in the Harmful Cultural Practice series Forced Marriage is exactly that; forcing someone to marry against their will. It is appalling practice and is recognised in the UK as a form of violence against women and men, domestic and child abuse, and a serious breach of human rights.
This is the first in a series of guest blogs by ex Detective Superintendent Alan Caton OBE about the Ipswich prostitute murders .
In this second blog former Detective Superintendent Alan Caton OBE outlines how Suffolk police responded to reports of missing persons in Ipswich that subsequently led to the biggest investigation of its type in the UK.