The Emergency Services Show is the UK’s leading annual showcase of the blue light sector, featuring 450+ exhibitors, live demonstrations, unique learning opportunities and unrivalled networking. Once again The Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) are one of the shows FUTURE POLICING supporters. The two-day event will bring together all disciplines from the emergency services sector to discover innovative technology and operational solutions, share their experiences and unite in their collaborative approach to public safety.
Future Policing is a dedicated area showcasing the latest technologies, equipment, and training for the policing sector. Combined with a high-level conference tackling the most challenging and critical topics facing the future of policing, it offers the ideal opportunity for visitors to gain direct insight into the skills, capabilities and products required to equip the police workforce.
Wednesday 21 September at 9.50am
Session Title: When 40-degree days become the norm
Steve Taylor - National Board Member and Public Order Lead, Police Federation of England and Wales
Dawn Whittaker – Chair of UK National Water Safety Forum
Chris Davies – UK Head of Crisis and Emergency Response – British Red Cross
Dave Walton – Deputy Chief Fire Officer, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service
Thursday 22 September at 2.40pm
Session Title: Prevention is better than cure...putting our officers first
Belinda Goodwin - National Board Member and Wellbeing Lead, Police Federation of England and Wales
Sue Honeywill - National Board Member and Wellbeing Lead, Police Federation of England and Wales
Last year, more than three-quarters of police officers admitted to having experienced mental health or wellbeing challenges - 74 percent were aware of force-provided reactive support services for mental health and wellbeing, but less than half were aware of proactive support services offered. Belinda will delve into officer wellbeing and the importance of preventative, proactive support to make changes before the damage is irreversible. With the Government continuing its recruitment programme and retention being an issue, she will also discuss why it is vital to invest in bespoke mental health services for officers to utilise from day one of their careers, through to retirement and beyond, including:
• TRAUMA CHECK – A programme that allows officers and supervisors to monitor the levels of trauma they and their colleagues are exposed to
• A mandated performance development review process with line managers that focuses more on an officer’s wellbeing and if they need extra support