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8 June, 2016

Julia Mulligan, Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, responds to HMIC’s inspection of North Yorkshire Police Custody

“I am pleased the inspection found that custody services at North Yorkshire Police have improved, and importantly, good progress had been made regarding individuals detained under the Mental Health Act.  I have long campaigned for better services for people with mental health problems who come into contact with the police, and we are now seeing the benefits of having four Places of Safety in North Yorkshire whereas there were none when I came to office in 2012.

“There is always more we can do and I will work with the Chief Constable to ensure services continue to improve.  I was particularly disappointed to see the Appropriate Adult service for children and vulnerable adults was under-performing having raised this with the County Council, the statutory provider.  I will raise this again and hope to make the same strides with Appropriate Adult services that we have seen with mental health support and Places of Safety.”

23 March 2016 – North Yorkshire – Joint inspection of police custody

The inspection was part of a national programme of joint inspections of police custody and the second inspection of North Yorkshire police custody cells. The first inspection was in February 2010 and since then the custody estate had been reduced by two custody suites (Selby and Skipton). Inspectors visited the custody suites at Harrogate, York, Northallerton and Scarborough.

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