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Tuesday 26 September 2017, 4:23 PM

You may have heard about an investigation by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) into how Gloucestershire Constabulary dealt with an allegation of non-recent child abuse.

Details can be found here: www.ipcc.gov.uk/…/Larkspur%20Final%20Version%2009%2008%2017…

In response we fully accept the findings of the IPCC report and have ensured the national recommendations are taken into consideration as part of our future development. We realise that not recognising Mrs A as a vulnerable victim of crime, we did not provide the support she required or take the appropriate measures.

The management team within our Professional Standards Department is now comprised of four senior officers who all have a background in public protection, two of whom have worked specifically with the child abuse investigation team.