Front Line Policing Review Below is information about the review that has been launched today and in true Home Office fashion the have forgoten that some Police Staff are also front line. It would be helpful if members could respond to the review. UNISON will be looking at how best to respond at a national level also. Let's remind them that policing is more than just police officers. 1. Announcement of the review At the 2018 Police Federation annual conference held on 23 May, the Home Secretary announced that he would conduct a review of front-line policing. Sponsored by the Minister of State for Police and the Fire Service, the front-line review will provide police officers and staff throughout England and Wales with the opportunity to share their ideas for change and improvement in policing. 2. What the review will cover The review, which will engage officers and staff of chief superintending rank and below (or equivalent), will ask the front line for feedback on access, availability and their experience of support and development services, with a view to identifying opportunities to improve existing provisions. Whilst the review will not address pay, resourcing or demand, as work led by the National Police Chiefs’ Council and its partners is already ongoing to explore these issues, it will look to ensure front-line, operational experience continues to inform operational decision-making and government policy development. 3. How the review will work The review will start engaging the policing front line in September 2018, initially using digital channels to seek ideas. Opportunities to engage will be shared through force communication outlets, staff associations and partner networks. Once feedback has been received and reviewed, the Home Office will hold a series of regional face-to-face focus groups, giving front-line colleagues across England and Wales the opportunity to contribute to ongoing policing workforce transformation. 4. Publishing the review findings Review findings will be summarised in a report, which will be published in spring 2019. The report will detail a series of next steps and policy recommendations, both for government and its policing partners. Updates on the review as it progresses will be made available on this page. 5. More information In the meantime, if you’d like to engage with the review, email FLR@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk for more information.
Front Line Policing Review Below is information about the review that has been launched today and in true Home Office fashion the have forgoten that some Police Staff are also front line. It would be helpful if members could respond to the review. UNISON will be looking at how best to respond at a national level also. Let's remind them that policing is more than just police officers. 1. Announcement of the review At the 2018 Police Federation annual conference held on 23 May, the Home Secretary announced that he would conduct a review of front-line policing. Sponsored by the Minister of State for Police and the Fire Service, the front-line review will provide police officers and staff throughout England and Wales with the opportunity to share their ideas for change and improvement in policing. 2. What the review will cover The review, which will engage officers and staff of chief superintending rank and below (or equivalent), will ask the front line for feedback on access, availability and their experience of support and development services, with a view to identifying opportunities to improve existing provisions. Whilst the review will not address pay, resourcing or demand, as work led by the National Police Chiefs’ Council and its partners is already ongoing to explore these issues, it will look to ensure front-line, operational experience continues to inform operational decision-making and government policy development. 3. How the review will work The review will start engaging the policing front line in September 2018, initially using digital channels to seek ideas. Opportunities to engage will be shared through force communication outlets, staff associations and partner networks. Once feedback has been received and reviewed, the Home Office will hold a series of regional face-to-face focus groups, giving front-line colleagues across England and Wales the opportunity to contribute to ongoing policing workforce transformation. 4. Publishing the review findings Review findings will be summarised in a report, which will be published in spring 2019. The report will detail a series of next steps and policy recommendations, both for government and its policing partners. Updates on the review as it progresses will be made available on this page. 5. More information In the meantime, if you’d like to engage with the review, email FLR@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk for more information.
Ladies and Gentleman, this is an assistance shout! We get many requests to share Charitable causes every single day and as a rule generally we don't share them because it's not fair to share one and not the rest. However, tonight we've had several messages in our inbox about a tragic loss of life within our #ThinBlueLine family. Quite simply, we could not standby and do nothing to help in some way. The messages were about 46 year old PCSO Matt Powell from Northamptonshire Police who passed away suddenly on the 30th June. Matt died after only being diagnosed with cancer 10 days previously, he leaves a wife and 3 children behind. Matt was a carer for his wife who suffers with the daily struggles that come with MS and was also a devoted Dad. Matt's team have set up a page on JustGiving to help with funeral costs and to also try and give some extra financial support to his family. In support of this, for the next 24 hours we will be diverting our normal donations to Blue light Charities from sales of our #ThinBlueLine patches to the JustGiving page for Matt. We would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to Matt's family. We wish you all the best for the future and hope our small contribution can help make this sad time a little easier. Please click on the following link to purchase a patch. https://www.ukcophumour.co.uk/shop/thin-blue-line-velcro-patch/
Ladies and Gentleman, this is an assistance shout! We get many requests to share Charitable causes every single day and as a rule generally we don't share them because it's not fair to share one and not the rest. However, tonight we've had several messages in our inbox about a tragic loss of life within our #ThinBlueLine family. Quite simply, we could not standby and do nothing to help in some way. The messages were about 46 year old PCSO Matt Powell from Northamptonshire Police who passed away suddenly on the 30th June. Matt died after only being diagnosed with cancer 10 days previously, he leaves a wife and 3 children behind. Matt was a carer for his wife who suffers with the daily struggles that come with MS and was also a devoted Dad. Matt's team have set up a page on JustGiving to help with funeral costs and to also try and give some extra financial support to his family. In support of this, for the next 24 hours we will be diverting our normal donations to Blue light Charities from sales of our #ThinBlueLine patches to the JustGiving page for Matt. We would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to Matt's family. We wish you all the best for the future and hope our small contribution can help make this sad time a little easier. Please click on the following link to purchase a patch. https://www.ukcophumour.co.uk/shop/thin-blue-line-velcro-patch/
It's with deep sorrow that we have to report the deaths of two of our branch members over the weekend. PCSO Matt Powell passed away on Saturday. Our thoughts are with his family, the team in Wellingborough and those who knew Matt at this time. We are also sad to announce that retired Branch Secretary, Maurice Rennie, passed away on Saturday evening. Maurice retired in 2009 but has remained in contact with the branch. He had been unwell for a lot of the time since his retirement. Maurice was able to pass away at home surrounded by his family at the age of 70. The branch will send condolences on behalf of Northamptonshire Police UNISON to both families. If any members feel they need support please contact the branch office/ Welfare Officer Debbie Pavey or national There For You on 020 7121 5620. Yours in solidarity,
It's with deep sorrow that we have to report the deaths of two of our branch members over the weekend. PCSO Matt Powell passed away on Saturday. Our thoughts are with his family, the team in Wellingborough and those who knew Matt at this time. We are also sad to announce that retired Branch Secretary, Maurice Rennie, passed away on Saturday evening. Maurice retired in 2009 but has remained in contact with the branch. He had been unwell for a lot of the time since his retirement. Maurice was able to pass away at home surrounded by his family at the age of 70. The branch will send condolences on behalf of Northamptonshire Police UNISON to both families. If any members feel they need support please contact the branch office/ Welfare Officer Debbie Pavey or national There For You on 020 7121 5620. Yours in solidarity,
WE NEED YOU! The branch needs more Health and Safety reps to help members who identify health, safety and welfare issues in the workplace. The reps will receive copies of accident and near miss reports when members of staff ask for these to be shared with UNISON and will eventually conduct inspections along with facilities. It would be really beneficial to have H&S reps based around the county so that they can complete inspections and deal with incidents in their own areas. We currently have just one H&S rep trying to cover the whole county. Mainly if members report an issue of concern you will go out, take a look and, using your training, suggest any action the force should take. If you are interested in being a H&S rep or just want to find out more please contact the branch office.
WE NEED YOU! The branch needs more Health and Safety reps to help members who identify health, safety and welfare issues in the workplace. The reps will receive copies of accident and near miss reports when members of staff ask for these to be shared with UNISON and will eventually conduct inspections along with facilities. It would be really beneficial to have H&S reps based around the county so that they can complete inspections and deal with incidents in their own areas. We currently have just one H&S rep trying to cover the whole county. Mainly if members report an issue of concern you will go out, take a look and, using your training, suggest any action the force should take. If you are interested in being a H&S rep or just want to find out more please contact the branch office.