Local Child Safeguarding Practice Review – Child Q
In 2020, Child Q, a Black female child of secondary school age, was strip searched by female police officers from the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS). The search, which involved the exposure of Child Q’s intimate body parts, took place on school premises, without an Appropriate Adult present and with the knowledge that Child Q was menstruating.
Due to the level of her distress, Child Q’s mother took her to the family GP who made a referral for psychological support leading to contact with Hackney Children and Families Services (Hackney CFS).
Following a multi-agency Rapid Review, the City and Hackney Safeguarding Children’s Partnership commissioned a Local Child Safeguarding Practice Review. The report and statement of the CHSCP’s Independent Child Safeguarding Commissioner, Jim Gamble QPM, can be found HERE.