Frontline officers and staff invited to give expert views at special vulnerability event

College will update you on support available for dealing with vulnerable people

​A special professional development event is being held next month to get the expert views of frontline practitioners and staff about how the College can best support police forces in dealing with vulnerable members of the public.

Following last year's announcement that the College has been awarded almost £2 million to transform the police service's approach to vulnerability, the event will look at how officers and staff could work with the College to respond to this issue.
It will take place at our Ryton site on Thursday, 16 March.

The free event will be an opportunity for frontline officers and staff from forces across England and Wales to hear about the work the College is undertaking, help the College to better understand the challenges officers face when dealing with vulnerable people and share best practice.

As part of the Government funding the College is looking to carry out work in a number of different areas, including continuing professional development (CPD) for senior officers, a licence to practise for a limited number of roles in child sexual abuse investigations and a code of practice to support such enquiries.

The College is also looking at ways to improve the Serious Child Abuse Investigation Development Programme (SCAIDP) and further training to help police officers and staff.

The information shared at the conference will be used to help develop a more consistent approach to vulnerability and build on the good work already taking place in forces.

While the event is free, forces are required to cover travel expenses.

More information and booking forms are available on the College website.

Any officers or staff who have examples of good work currently being carried out by forces around vulnerability can send them to:

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