Major investigation and public protection

Operation Hydrant

Operation Hydrant is coordinating multiple non-recent child sexual abuse investigations around the country. Relevant investigations are those which involve either people of public prominence and/or abuse which has taken place in an institution. In most cases the victims are reporting abuse which took place when they were children.

The College of Policing has developed an updated 2020 version of the original SIO advice to support forces running such investigations. This advice replaces previous versions of the document.

The updated advice is available here.

The Operation Hydrant Knowledge Hub provides further restricted detail, and a platform for practitioners to highlight investigative areas presenting specific challenge.

Page last accessed 20 January 2022