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Safeguarding London’s Children Conference. Domestic Violence in BME Communities DI Glen LLOYD Violent Crime Directorate Metropolitan Police Service. Domestic Violence.

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Safeguarding london s children conference

Safeguarding London’s Children Conference

Domestic Violence in BME Communities


Violent Crime Directorate

Metropolitan Police Service

Domestic violence
Domestic Violence

“…one of the most pernicious denials of human rights because it is perpetrated not by strangers but by family members, people in positions of trust ”.

Sir John Stevens

Former Commissioner, Metropolitan Police


  • 101,000+ reported incidents of domestic violence.

  • 1 in 3 common assaults

  • 1 in 4 Actual Bodily Harm (ABH)

  • 1 in 8 Grievous Bodily Harm (GBH)

  • 10% of all homicide in London

  • 20% of all violent crime in London

  • 75% of all children on the Social Services‘at risk’ register

Honour based violence definition

Honour Based Violence definition

‘So-called honour based violence’ is a crime or incident, which has or may have been committed to protect or defend the honour of the family and/or community.

Metropolitan Police

March 2007

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Graph 3 - Victim Age

Victims between the ages of 16 and 20 reported the highest number of Forced Marriage incidents - most at risk.

1 in 4 victims are Under 18 – Child protection issues

Safeguarding london s children conference

The development of the Public Protection Command

Assists the effective management of:

  • Dangerous People

  • Dangerous Places, and

  • Vulnerable Victims – adults and children

Strategic drivers
Strategic Drivers

  • HMIC Areas for Improvement (AFIs)

  • High Profile/well publicised homicides & other Critical

  • Incidents

  • Legislative Changes e.g. Children Act 2004 (ECM)

  • Organisational Drivers e.g. Management Board,

  • Strategic partners (MPA et al), Serious Violence Strategy etc.

The key aims of the future model are
The key aims of the future model are:

·Rationalise and improve communication routes and intelligence flows between PP units & stakeholders.

·Facilitate improvement & formalisation of cross team intelligence and info sharing.

  • Reduce potential for intelligence to get “lost”

  • Increase cross-crime type offender identification

  • Facilitate joined-up reactive/proactive response

Safeguarding london s children conference

  • Aims cont’d …..

  • Increase the size of taskable resources to public protection offences

    • Raised profile of PP unit, will promote greater intelligence support from BIUs & MIB

    • Increased flexibility of resource deployment to meet changing priorities

    • Increased opportunity for proactive response by BOCU resources

  • Scaleable structure to support possible future growth

Victoria climbie inquiry 16 11

Victoria Climbie Inquiry 16.11

‘ There can be no excuse or justification for failing to take adequate steps to protect a vulnerable child simply because that child’s cultural background would make the necessary action somehow inappropriate. This is not an area in which there is much scope for political correctness.’

Safeguarding london s children conference



is not an excuse

for moral blindness’

- Mike O’Brien 1999

Safeguarding london s children conference

Contact details

Detective Inspector Glen Lloyd

Metropolitan Police

Violent Crime Directorate

020 7321 7248