Please find the agenda for the day below.
Modern slavery is a growing problem for the UK and policing. It encompasses the areas of people trafficking, organised crime, safeguarding of vulnerable persons and Threat Risk Harm (TRH). Victims are often unable to leave their situation of exploitation due to threats, punishment, violence, coercion and deception.
This session offers an opportunity to hear from Kevin Hyland OBE, the UK’s first Anti-Slavery Commissioner, about his role and responsibilities under the Modern Slavery Act 2015. Tatiana Gren-Jardan, a member of his team, with 10 years’ experience in the anti-human trafficking field, working with stakeholders on best practice, will also present.
Despite pursuit and response driving being ‘part of the job’ of a police officer, a lack of protection within legislation is leaving drivers vulnerable. PFEW’s lead on pursuits, Tim Rogers, talks about the work being done to get better protections in place so unnecessary court cases are avoided. Barrister, Mark Aldred, who has defended police drivers, and Chief Constable Anthony Bangham, NPCC lead on Roads Policing will give their thoughts, and a PC who was dragged through the courts following a routine response drive will share his first-hand experience of the need for change.
Metropolitan police officer 1972-2005. 45 years’ experience with the police service
This session will address mental health and wellbeing in the police service, including:
• Opportunity to reflect on our own ‘experiences’
• Causes of mental illness; stress & trauma
• Consider “What we do”
• Examine “Normal Day to Day Duties?”
• Consider “Build up, drip, drip effect, and accumulation of stress/trauma
• Recognition and normalisation of mental health issues
• Support for members and reps
• Introduce mental health first aid
• Identify good practice around mental health
• Encourage talking to each other around mental health
• Protect the Protectors
• Signpost support organisations
There will be additional material available to take away at the end.
PFEW’s Karen Stephens will facilitate this session which will focus on officers’ mental health. Delegates will hear from former West Yorkshire Sergeant Ed Simpson who will share his personal journey dealing with depression.
Ed’s life changed dramatically when he had to deal with a family whose 17-year-old son died in a car crash. He said the mother's screaming reaction "completely destroyed" him and left him feeling helpless. His health deteriorated considerably until four years later when he was diagnosed with depression.
Ed now helps officers deal with mental health issues. His story is moving and inspiring – one which many can relate to.
PFEW’s breakout session on the future of pay and conditions will be led by General Secretary Andy Fittes and the National Police Chiefs’ Council Lead for Pay and Conditions, Chief Constable Francis Habgood, with input from Dr Joan Donnelly, the Head of our Research and Policy Support team.
This session will focus on the NPCC and College of Policing’s proposals for workforce modernisation in the next five years or so. There will also be opportunity for delegates to ask questions.
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181 Pitt Street, Glasgow, G2 4DT
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Rates from £159 per night, please contact hotel directly for availability and confirmation of rates.
The hotel is approximately 9 minutes walk from the event venue (Glasgow Hilton).
140 West Campbell Street, Glasgow, G2 4TZ
Tel: 0141 428 4441
Rates from £119 inc VAT per night (room only), please contact hotel directly for availability and confirmation of rates.
The hotel is approximately 11 minutes walk from the event venue (Glasgow Hilton).
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