PCC David Munro said: “Protecting children from harm is one of the most important roles the police service undertakes. One child at risk in Surrey is one too many and I know that since the initial HMIC inspection in June 2015, this has been an absolute priority for Surrey Police.
“The road to recovery was always likely to be a long one so while I am pleased that today’s report highlights the progress that the Force are making, it is clear that there is much more still to do.
“A solid action plan is being implemented and better leadership, resourcing and training has ensured that those key areas where failings were highlighted by the HMIC are being addressed.
“But there is no room for complacency and more work is required to embed child protection into all areas of the force.
“This re-inspection was a point in time last summer and I hope that further improvements made since then will be reflected when the HMIC’s report into Effectiveness is published next month.
“I made a commitment in my Police and Crime Plan to ensure that victims of child abuse receive proper support and care. I will do whatever I can to support the Force in achieving this whilst at the same time providing the level of scrutiny required to make sure we stay on the right track.