North Wales Police Federation aim to effectively support our Officers and promote the efficiency of the North Wales Police.
We will endeavour to represent and negotiate for our members in a robust, open and honest manner to ensure that officers are treated fairly and considerately at all times by the Force.
We aim to provide a professional and caring service to our members with a view to fostering a relationship which is founded on trust, confidentiality and respect on both sides. We will endeavour to build on that relationship to determine the most appropriate support, advice and action relevant to the individual needs and issues.
North Wales Police Federation welcomes news that the Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill has been granted Royal Assent
The Bill makes it an aggravating factor to assault or sexually assault a police officer or any other member of the emergency services, punishable by up to 12 months in prison, double the existing six-month maximum sentence for common assault. While we would like to see the maximum sentence raised further, we are pleased that the Bill sends a clear signal that assaults against blue light responders will not be tolerated.
The bill also allows judges to increase terms given to people committed for a range of other crimes where the involvement of emergency services was an “aggravating factor”.
Mark Jones, North Wales Police Federation Branch Secretary said: “Today is an encouraging and significant day on the journey to better protect our emergency service workers. For a long time the Police Federation has been campaigning tirelessly that there should be tougher sentences for those who choose to violently attack those whose job it is to protect others. I continue to repeat that an attack on an emergency service worker is an attack on society as a whole and will never, ever be acceptable.
“We now need to see the Courts utilising this new legislation to the maximum effect so that a strong, clear message is sent that we must ‘Protect the Protectors’ and we will be holding the Courts to account should they fail our dedicated and hard-working frontline workers.
“The Police Federation will continue to put pressure on those with responsibility to ensure our members are adequately equipped, trained and in position to protect our communities but, importantly, protect themselves when under attack.”
Home Office figures show there were more than 26,000 assaults against police officers (including British Transport Police) in England and Wales during 2017/18. However the Police Federation believes the true figure to be significantly higher, due to under-reporting.
The measures will come into force in November.
New service for all subscribing Federation members and Group Insurance Scheme members
We’ve introduced a great new service for all subscribing members of the North Wales Police Federation and Group Insurance Scheme – RedArc. RedArc is an Independent Nurse Advice Service that provides practical advice and emotional support for a wide range of conditions including mental health problems, work related stress and muscular-skeletal problems.
The service is provided by Personal Nurse Advisers who are all very experienced, registered nurses.
Once you’ve had a referral – either as an automatic referral as a result of a group insurance critical illness claim, your self-referral as a subscribing member of the North Wales Police Federation, or (if you’d prefer) referral made by your Federation Representative with your specific consent and permission, your personal nurse adviser will call you to introduce themselves, to assure you about the confidentiality of the service and to explain exactly how the service can help you. Following the initial call, the nurse takes time to listen and understand how they can help both emotionally and practically. Regular support calls are put in place, and in many cases this relationship continues for several years – this is because the service is focussed on your needs, and each of us are different. Where clinically appropriate, at the discretion of the nurse, your nurse adviser may identify additional support or therapy that could help speed up recovery or make life more comfortable. They can organise a very wide range of additional help e.g., a course of counselling, specialised physiotherapy, speech and language therapy, complimentary therapies, a piece of specialist equipment, the list is wide and varied dependent on the circumstances of each individual. In addition, the nurses regularly supply CDs, DVDs, books, leaflets and health related books including some specifically designed for children.
The RedArc service is now available for all subscribing members of North Wales Police Federation and the service that they provide will not cost you anything further. It’s a family benefit, so the service is available to you, your immediate family and dependents. The service is also available to all members of our Group Insurance Scheme (including retired members of the scheme).
If you feel that they could support and assist you or your family, you can ring RedArc on 01244 625180 (in normal business hours), or if you’d like to find out more, visit RedArc.
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