Police Federation LGBT+ is a new self-organised group of the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW). The terms of reference of the group were approved by the National Board in June 2019, and the group will be launched at a meeting of the National Council in November 2019.
From November we will be recruiting members from within PFEW to attend our first professional development seminar in Feb 2020.
Police Federation LGBT+:
· Supports PFEW to recruit LGBT+ members as elected representatives;
· Creates opportunities for LGBT+ representatives within PFEW to meet and network to support retention and career progression;
· Identifies issues that affect LGBT+ representatives within PFEW, and affect LGBT+ members who seek PFEW support, and raise these issues with appropriate post holders;
· Is a point of contact, resource and critical friend for all PFEW staff and representatives on LGBT+ issues.
Any elected representative of PFEW who identifies as LGBT+ is able to join Police Federation LGBT+. We will be sending information to all representatives at the end of the year on how to do this.
As we are an internal group, only those elected as Federation representatives may become members, however our focus for 2020 will be on work to support and encourage more LGBT+ members of the Police Federation to stand for election.