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The Hydrant Programme

The Hydrant Programme is part of the National Police Chiefs’ Council’s Child Protection and Abuse Investigation (CPAI) portfolio, led by Deputy Chief Constable Ian Critchley. Hydrant provides support and guidance to forces, partners and stakeholders from across the vulnerability sector with an offer that includes (but isn’t limited to)

  • A peer review, peer support and learning function working across all elements of child abuse and child protection, which forces can access at no cost
  • An analysis and research team who work in collaboration with the Vulnerability Knowledge and Practice Programme and the National Crime Agency to enhance our understanding of the prevalence of child sexual abuse and exploitation and the risk and harm it presents. The aim of this is to address a number of gaps in policing’s national capability highlighted by the IICSA and others
  • A partnership hub which supports key stakeholders and organisations with operational child protection and safeguarding issues
  • The ability to coordinate issues of national operational criticality within the vulnerability portfolio when this is appropriate (for example policing’s response to incidents like the Everyone’s Invited movement and the football abuse scandal)

 

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