Safety, Health and Wellbeing in Policing

Speakers Confirmed:

  • Ian Hesketh, Senior Policy Advisor, College of Policing
  • Paul Griffiths, Vice President, Police Superintendents’ Association of England & Wales
  • Gill Scott-Moore, CEO, Police Dependents' Trust
  • Patrick Cairns, CEO, Police Treatment Centres
  • Chief Inspector Paul Ford, Criminal Justice, Metropolitan Police
  • Dr Roger Prentis, Psychologist and Specialist in Post-Traumatic Stress
  • Lauren Soames, Workplace Health, Safety & Wellbeing Manager, Norfolk & Suffolk Constabularies
  • Gary Kitching (Chair), Former Chief Officer, Suffolk Constabulary


Faced with larger and more complex workloads, police officers and staff have some of the most critical yet testing jobs in the country. Rising demands on policing has been matched with rising levels of sickness absence. In a recent survey 80% of officers reported experiencing stress or other mental health or wellbeing difficulties. 

Attend this Westminster Briefing to hear from Ian Hesketh, Senior Policy Advisor, College of Policing and explore how to improve the safety, health & wellbeing of your police workforce. You will hear from experts on how to build resilience in frontline staff, as well as learn from best practice in improving the wellbeing of colleagues. 

Key Issues to be Addressed:

  • Putting officer safety at the heart of your service
  • Protecting officers from harm and supporting injured officers
  • Identifying and tackling the causes of sickness absence
  • Changing workplace cultures to help deal with workloads and boost morale
  • Learning from success: models to promote health in the police
  • Understanding and addressing the causes of burnout and stress
  • Training managers to support colleagues with mental health and wellbeing difficulties

About the Day:

The day will be split up into three sessions. The first morning session will look Ensuring safety in policing and supporting officers, and the second at Improving the health of officers and staff. In the afternoon delegates will focus on Strengthening your approach to wellbeing and mental health.

All sessions will aim to provide delegates with both an update on the national landscape and guidance, as well as examples of current good practice to take back and implement locally.

Morning refreshments will be served upon arrival with a networking lunch to follow. Any special needs or dietary requirements should be notified to us upon booking.

The event is CPD certified, and a certificate is available confirming your attendance.

For registration enquiries please contact: | 0207 593 5657

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Who Should Attend?

Delegates will be drawn from all those who have an interest in safety, health and wellbeing, in policing, including: human resources managers; personnel managers; learning & development leads; health & safety managers; occupational health units; professional standards officers/staff; staff association representatives; PCCs; chief inspectors; standards and regulations teams and all others who deal with the police workforce.

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