Workforce & Leadership

Supporting Female Police Officers from Minority Backgrounds

DCI Aneela Khalil-Khan presented at our Women in Policing Conference. Her research emphasises the importance of women, particularly women of colour and other minority groups, in policing and aims to promote their progress and retention in this critical field.

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Police-Community Relationships: Importance & Strategies

Improving relationships between police and communities is essential for fostering trust, cooperation, and public safety. This is particularly critical for various types of police forces and units that serve diverse and high-need areas. Here's why strong police-community relationships matter and how they can be achieved.

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WATCH: The Met Police Respond to County Lines & Child Exploitation

Duncan Evans delved into the complex issue of county lines, shedding light on the dark underbelly of drug trafficking and exploitation in urban and rural areas. County lines, a term encapsulating the movement of illegal drugs facilitated by the coercion of vulnerable individuals, particularly children and adults, represent a deeply entrenched societal challenge.

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Enhancing Women’s Representation and Equity in Policing: Insight from the NPCC

Janette McCormick, Strategic Workforce lead at the National Police Chiefs Council, joined us at our Women in Policing Conference. Her presentation showed that understanding and leveraging granular data is essential to effectively attract, retain, and promote women in policing.

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Initiatives to Support the Mental Health of UK Police Officers

Police officers in the UK face unique challenges that can take a toll on their mental health. From exposure to trauma and high-pressure situations to the demands of the job itself, it's essential to provide robust support systems for their well-being. Fortunately, several initiatives and resources have been implemented across various police forces to address these needs.

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WATCH: Addressing Flexible and Hybrid Working in Policing – A Roadmap to Inclusivity

Anna Rickards, Detective Inspector at Greater Manchester Police, and Chair of the GMP Association of Women in Policing, spoke at our recent Supporting Women in Policing Conference about Flexible and Hybrid Working in the Police.

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Maintaining Public Trust: Preventing Police Misconduct in the UK

Police misconduct poses a significant challenge to the integrity and trustworthiness of law enforcement agencies. In the UK, ensuring that police officers adhere to high ethical standards and professional conduct is crucial for maintaining public confidence and fostering positive community relationships.

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Intersectional Strategies to Drive Improvements in Workplace Equality

According to a 2021 survey by CIPHR, more than a third of UK adults felt they had been subject to discrimination in the workplace or when applying for a job. In this video, Godwin Daudu from AFiUK discusses how the system can be rebuilt and extended to accommodate diversity, with particular emphasis on racial discrimination in the workplace.

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Destigmatising Menopause in the Workplace to Create a More Supportive Organisational Culture

To date, more than 2,000 organisations have signed Wellbeing of Women’s Menopause Workplace Pledge. In this video, Jessica Easterbrook, Lead Consultant for Organisational Development at East Sussex County Council discusses the importance of employee data in developing menopause strategies. She further highlights the benefit and normalising talking about menopause in the workplace.

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Improving Staff Mental Wellbeing in Organisational Culture

Following the fall-out of Covid-19, wellbeing in the workplace is becoming increasingly important. In this video, Peter Kelly from Mates in Mind addresses the systemic change required within organisational culture to combat poor mental health amongst employees.

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What the New Spring Budget Childcare Proposals Mean for Families and How Employers Can Help

In the 2023 Spring Budget, the Chancellor announced an increase in childcare 0f £288 million by 2024/25. Working Families discuss what these changes to the budget mean for families and the ways workplaces can support their employees who have young children.

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Upholding Employment Laws and Legal Responsibilities to Hybrid Workers

9 in 10 employees consider flexible working to be a key motivator in their productivity at work. In this video, Georgia Roberts, an Associate in the Employment Team at Kingsley Napley discusses some of the recent changes to flexible working laws and advice to help organisations develop flexible working policies that support all employees.

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