Academic team: Dr Helena King, Dr Virginia Harrison, Prof Graham Pike
Policing partners: National and regional policing charities
The wellbeing of UK policing personnel is under increased scrutiny. Research has provided us with evidence showing the impact of organisational pressure, operational risks and complex demand. Police wellbeing support provided by employers and the NHS is supplemented by the third sector, and forces have a government mandated duty to signpost to these charities. However, research on the services provided by police charities is scarce. There are no published academic papers which provide evidence on the interventions provided by this occupational charity sub-sector.
This project aimed to gain a broad understanding of the role charities play in supporting police wellbeing in England and Wales. It obtained insight into i) the different types of charity, ii) their origins and approach to delivering services, iii) the current status of the sector, iv) the policing need for services, v) and challenges faced.
Phase 1: Analysis of Charity Commission records (n38)
Phase 2: Semi-structured interviews (n16) with senior charity representatives
Phase 3: One day research workshop with charity representatives and academics ) (n12)
|Title||Outputs type||Lead academic||Year|
|A glimpse into the realm of police wellbeing charities||Final report||King, H||2020|
|Exploring voluntary sector provision of wellbeing support to policing personnel||Conference paper||King, H||2019|
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 (All day) to Friday, December 3, 2021 (All day)
Thursday, December 9, 2021 - 10:00 to 12:00
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