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Wednesday 4 April 2012

New Look at Public Protection


Police say a new "holistic" approach to public protection will help to make Cheshire an even safer place.

A board which formerly provided governance and scrutiny for investigations involving children and young people has been re-aligned to oversee police work involving vulnerable people of all ages.

Superintendent Geraint Jones said, "The new Strategic Public Protection Board is adopting a co-ordinated approach to issues affecting families, vulnerable adults and children.

"Work done by the former Children and Young Persons Board will still form the core of its business, but it now has a wider outlook, taking in issues which are often linked."

Moira Chapman, a member of Cheshire Police Authority who is on the Strategic Public Protection Board said, "You can′t look at what a child needs, without looking at the picture in the context of the family.

"By broadening our own outlook and knowledge we can make sure that policing targets the root causes of any issues which affect vulnerable children and adults; not just the issues themselves.

"We will be looking at what policing can do in these cases and I am very pleased that is our focus."

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