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Police abuse hotline is a start but forces must properly deal with complaints, says Commissioner

Nicole Jacobs, the Domestic Abuse Commissioner, has cautiously embraced the introduction of the Police Anti-Corruption and Abuse Reporting Service, a nationwide helpline facilitated by Crimestoppers.

The service, commissioned jointly by the NPCC and APCC, aims to empower the public to report instances of corruption and abuse involving police officers, staff, and volunteers, expanding upon the success of the Metropolitan Police Anti-Corruption and Abuse Hotline.

In tandem with this initiative, the NPCC has unveiled a revamped national framework for England and Wales, delineating strategies for addressing violence against women and girls (VAWG). This revised approach emphasises the preparedness of police forces to combat VAWG, prioritises protective measures for individuals and communities, and pledges relentless pursuit of VAWG perpetrators.

It places a significant emphasis on prevention, with policing committed to supporting collaborative efforts towards a comprehensive system-wide approach to tackling VAWG.

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