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.
Eight Point Plan – supporting our officers, staff and volunteers
A pledge to ensure that officers, staff and volunteers are given the right welfare and support after they have been assaulted has been given full backing by North Wales Police, The Police and Crime Commissioner and the North Wales Police Federation.
The ‘Eight Point plan’ – which pledges to improve the way the Force investigates assaults on officers, staff and volunteers when on duty, aims to ensure they are given the right welfare and support and gather learning on how to prevent similar future incidents.
This plan is driven by the Police Federation and supported by the Superintendents Association and Unison.
Chief Constable Carl Foulkes said: “I am firmly of the view that injury or assault should never be acceptable or seen as the norm and I am proud to launch this plan to reinforce that view.
“A message needs to go out that an assault on an officer will not be tolerated as part of their job. An assault on an officer is an assault on society and any sentence given needs to send out a strong message that acts such as these will never be tolerated.
“Let us all take responsibility to ensure that we fully exploit all evidential opportunities on every single police assault incident to secure that conviction. Evidence such as body worn video, detailed officer statements, photographs of injuries and so on.”
Tougher sentences will now await those who attack blue light workers thanks to a new law which took effect last month.
The Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Act became law two months after receiving Royal Assent and establishes a new aggravated offence of assault against a member of the emergency services. It provides for a doubling of the maximum sentence from six to twelve months.
Mr Foulkes added: “Most importantly, this is about us as an organisation fully supporting our staff when they have been subjected to an assault. We promise to make sure that they have the welfare support they deserve in their time of need.
“This is absolutely the right thing to do to fully support our colleagues who courageously put their safety on the line each and every day.”
Mark Jones, North Wales Police Federation Secretary and Treasurer said: “The Police Federation are proud to support the Police and Crime Commissioner and the Chief Constable in championing the ‘8 Point Plan’ and further emphasises our Protect the Protectors Campaign.
“We should collectively support our colleagues and ensure justice is delivered when they have been subjected to unacceptable assaults. The plan will give a framework for supervisors to follow and ensure that all measures have been taken to care for assaulted officers, for opportunities to learn and make sure we secure appropriate and robust sentences.
“Managers and supervisors are critical to ensuring that each and every point is completed and that all departments and partners work together to send an unequivocal message that assaults on police will never be accepted and those responsible should face prosecution.”
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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