Back in May 2016 we invited you to give us your views on a new behavioural framework being developed to replace the personal qualities from the Policing Professional Framework (PPF). We have now collated all your feedback and will be releasing a final DRAFT version of the competency and values framework imminently. The release of the final DRAFT is to raise awareness and thinking around it before it is officially launched later this year.
The new framework aims to support those working in policing, now and into the future. It sets out nationally recognised behaviours and values, which will provide a consistent foundation for a range of local and national processes. This new framework will ensure that there are clear expectations of those working in policing which leads to standards being raised for the benefit of the public.
A robust and valid competency framework is required to help meet the challenges which have been identified by the Leadership Review as well as supporting initiatives such as Continuing Professional Development (CPD), Personal Development Reviews (PDR) and the nationally designed and delivered assessment and promotion processes.
The competency framework puts four values of Integrity, Impartiality, Transparency and Social Responsibility at the heart of everything we do in the Police Service. This is the first time a national framework has included values and ensures that all staff are clear about the value-behaviours that are expected from them as part of a modern police service. The values reflect the principles that underpin the Code of Ethics, which sets out the moral and ethical standards expected of all those working in policing.
The framework is aspirational in places, striving to change current ways of working and thinking, raise standards and support professional development. Importantly all statements are designed to be achievable and relevant to Police Officers and Police Staff in different roles and structures.
The framework does not describe all the different ways a behaviour may be demonstrated, and it is expected that individuals will use professional judgement to assess the complexity and suitability of any evidence which is provided against the framework.
The consultation period has now closed.