PCP Seventh National Conference

We have just under a week to go before our next conference for PCPs on Monday 12 November 2018, at Scarman House, Warwick Conference Centre; and we are looking forward to seeing our PCP colleagues and guests.

We wish to thank our main sponsor, Grant Thornton, for their ongoing support for the project and to ADSO (Association of Democratic Services Officers) for sponsoring the workshops.     

We have an exciting programme this year and are pleased to announce that the plenary session will be chaired by Councillor Rob Garnham, Gloucestershire Police and Crime Panel. Rob will be joined by Sara Thornton, Chair of the National Police Chief's Council and Mark Burns-Williamson, Chair of the Association of Police and Crime Commisioners, which should make for a very interesting debate. The theme for the plenary is priorities and pressures; working together. There will be an opportunity for questions and contributions from conference.

We are also pleased to be able to include the National Assocaition of Police (Fire) and Crime Panels AGM, into the programme. Whilst this is running we have a series of networking forums and drop in sessions:

  • Combined Authorities and policing
  • Panel Allowances - a drop in session hosted by Declan Hall)
  • Revisiting guidance and comparing ways of working
  • It's about governance - one of a series of national cross sector roundtable discussions, looking at the role of non-executives - #R29, hosted by Dr Tony Breslin

After lunch and the opprtunity for more networking opportunties, we have a number of thematic policy seminars and practitioner led workshops, with a range of facilitators - so, something for all: 

  • Neighbourhood Policing - Andy Higgins, Policing Foundation
  • Rethinking Police Demand - Eleanor Covell, Crest Advisory
  • Police Complaints Reforms - Councillor Dr Christopher Kemp and Jo Martin, Norfolk PCP and Diane Parsons, North Yorkshire PCP
  • Modern Slavery - Justeen Currell, Unseen
  • Key findings and conclusions from the national Police ICT user survey 2018 - Bernard Rix, CEO, CoPaCC
  • Role of Panel Member Champion; an alternative model of effective scrutiny - Richard Jarvis, North Wales PCP
  • Becoming a Police, Fire and Crime Panel - John Gili-Ross, Essex PFCP
  • Proactive scrutiny with a focus on rural crime - Caroline Roser, Hampshire PCP
  • The art of balancing; the Support Officer role - John Austin, Chair of ADSO (Association of Democratic Services Officers) and Dave Burn, Frontline Consulting
  • Questioning Skills for Panels' scrutiny - Tim Young, Frontline Consulting

These sessions will be repeated giving delegates the opportunity to attend two sessions.  

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries. 

Published: 05 November 2018

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