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The Police Foundation's Annual Conference 2017

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Wednesday, 29 November 2017 from 09:30 to 17:00 (GMT)

The Police Foundation's Annual Conference 2017

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EARLY BIRD Charity/Voluntary Sector
Early Bird discount available until 29 September 2017
29 Sep 2017 £145.00 £0.00 £29.00
EARLY BIRD Public Sector
Early Bird discount available until 29 September 2017
29 Sep 2017 £195.00 £0.00 £39.00
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Early Bird discount available until 29 September 2017
29 Sep 2017 £245.00 £0.00 £49.00
Early Bird discount available until 29 September 2017
29 Sep 2017 £97.50 £0.00 £19.50

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The Police Foundation’s Annual Conference

Networked policing: effective collaboration between the police, partners and communities

29th November 2017

Supported by BT



The Police Foundation's highly successful annual conference is recognised as one of the leading events in the policing calendar and attracts a wide range of experts in the field of criminal justice. As the only independent think tank focused exclusively on policing in the UK, the Foundation provides a unique space for the police, their partners and government to discuss and debate the challenges facing policing today.


This year's conference


The police service is facing an unprecedented increase in local demand generated by complex social problems. These include, for example, mental health related incidents or missing children, as forces have to 'pick up the slack' due to cuts in other public services. Alongside this, we have seen a greater willingness to report previously 'hidden crimes' such as child sexual abuse and domestic violence, which are more complex to prevent and investigate.          


While it is acknowledged that the police, the wider public services and citizens need to work together, too often collaboration remains at the margins of mainstream systems or is relegated to woolly language in strategy documents. People are often willing to work together locally but find the systems and organisations in which they operate force them to function in separate silos.


The Police Foundation's eighth annual conference will look at how the police can work together in a genuinely integrated way, with other agencies and citizens, to prevent crime and solve complex problems holistically. It will present some of the best and most innovative examples of integrated place-based working from around the UK and discuss how public service systems as a whole need to change if they are to address the more complex times in which we live.


Why attend? 

  • Pause and reflect: discuss concerns and ideas with colleagues, partners in the wider public sector and experts in the field.
  • Take back fresh ideas: learn about some of the best and most innovative examples of integrated place-based working and how they have improved public safety and reduced crime.
  • Understand the wider picture: get an overview of how public service systems operate and the police service's role within it.

 Gain insight into

  • what a truly integrated public service frontline could look like;
  • how barriers to information sharing between agencies could be overcome;
  • how professional accountability can be balanced with freedom to 'think outside the box';
  • how leaders and managers can break down professional silos;
  • how neighbourhood policing can help tackle harms, and
  • the role the general public must play in collaborative networks.


The event will be chaired by Sir Bill Jeffrey KCB and speakers include:  

  • Professor Adam Crawford, Director, Leeds Social Sciences Unit, University of Leeds (Confirmed)

  • Sophie Linden, Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, MOPAC (Confirmed)

  • Ian Hopkins, Chief Constable, Greater Manchester Police (Invited)

  • Will Linden, Acting Director, Violence Reduction Unit (Confirmed)

  • Anna Randle, Director of Public Services, Collaborate CIC (Confirmed) 

Break-out sessions: 

  • Partnership and prevention: insights into the Scottish experience - Professor Nick Fyfe, Director, Scottish Institute for Policing (Confirmed)

  • Collaboration around mental health

  • Multi agency approaches to tackling child sexual exploitation and modern slavery

  • Lessons from place-based working: the development of integrated neighbourhood teams - David Kelly, Greater Manchester Police (Confirmed)

  • Whole system offender management

  • Problem solving through effective community engagement - Brendan O`Brien, Bluelight (Confirmed) 

View the full programme here 

Who should attend? 

The conference will appeal to senior police officers, representatives from the public and third sectors, Police and Crime Commissioners, other criminal justice professionals, government policy makers, academics and representatives from the private sector.   


In the spirit of austerity, the Foundation is offering a 10% discount to all police officers. To take advantage of this offer enter code PFCONF08 when booking online.

 We are also offering the following discounts (available on request) 

  • 20% discount to Police Foundation partners (Avon and Somerset Constabulary, West Midlands Police, Bedfordshire Police, Thames Valley Police, Kent Police and Essex Police.) 

  • 50% discount to students (available on request)

BT Tower complimentary drinks and buffet reception

A complimentary pre-event networking and drinks reception will be held for delegates on the evening prior to the conference on Tuesday 28 November, in the iconic revolving restaurant on the 34th floor of the BT Tower (60 Cleveland Street, London W1T 4JZ, a separate location from the BT Auditorium and Customer Showcase where the conference will be held). This is a truly special location rarely available to the public and places are limited to 50 delegates, so book now to avoid disappointment.  

We hope you can join us in November for what promises to be an important and timely event.

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BT Centre
81 Newgate Street
United Kingdom

Wednesday, 29 November 2017 from 09:30 to 17:00 (GMT)

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The Police Foundation is the only independent think tank focused entirely on developing knowledge and understanding of policing and crime reduction, while challenging the police service and the government to improve policing for the benefit of the public. The Police Foundation acts as a bridge between the public, the police and the government, while being owned by none of them.

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