Essex Police have been heavily criticised over its child protection policies.
Inspectors have told the force it needs to make a number of immediate changes.
Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary reviewed 77 child protection cases and found the police’s response had been inadequate in 44 of them.
It also noted that, where the Police rated their own performance, they’d given themselves far better marks than those of the inspectors.
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