John Apter: chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales
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Police Federation chair calls for urgent review of “growing mental health crisis”

The national chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales has called for a review of what he has called a “growing mental health crisis” as new figures revealed police officers dealt with 28% more cases in the last four years. An Institute for Government Performance...
Posted On 04 Dec 2019
Diana Fawcett
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Victims’ Law is Needed to End ‘Lottery of Support’

Almost all of us have been affected by crime at some point in our lives, writes Diana Fawcett. Whether through personal experience of a crime or being reminded by terrible acts in the news, crime can have a devastating impact on individuals, making them feel unsafe an...
Posted On 04 Dec 2019
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Body-Worn Cameras: The Smart Technology Response to Retail Crime

Shocking new figures show that attacks on retail workers in the UK are on the rise, with over 42,000 violent incidents recorded in the last year alone. These attacks are costing retailers a staggering £900 million, at the same time placing the mental health of retail workers and...
Posted On 08 Nov 2019
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In The Spotlight: ASIS International UK Chapter

Sometimes, the job can become too much. For front line security personnel, the things they see and experience may at times be overwhelming, and especially so when they’re exposed to trauma repeatedly or for an extended time period. How best, then, to deal with stress in the...
Posted On 05 Jun 2019
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Wisenet TNV-7010RC camera for secure room environments launched by Hanwha Techwin

The new Wisenet TNV-7010RC 3 MP corner mount camera manufactured by Hanwha Techwin has been designed to meet the requirements of police services, prison managers and mental health institutions where there’s a defined Duty of Care to prevent detainees, inmates and patients...
Posted On 21 Feb 2019
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Advice on how organisations can discuss mental health issues with employees issued by IOSH

Research conducted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) suggests that one-in-four people in the UK will have mental ill-health at some point and that prolonged work-related stress can lead to both physical and psychological damage, including anxiety and depression. Whether...
Posted On 06 Feb 2019
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Police service “cannot fix a broken mental health system” asserts HMICFRS report

Police officers are increasingly being used as the ‘service of default’ in responding to people with mental health problems, a report by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) has confirmed. The report, entitled ‘Policing...
Posted On 27 Nov 2018
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Board-level action on employee well-being and mental health “inadequate” finds ICSA poll

Fewer than half of those organisations polled by ICSA: The Governance Institute and governance recruitment specialist The Core Partnership have considered employee well-being and mental health at Board level. Just 45% of Boards have considered these issues, 34% haven’t done...
Posted On 20 Nov 2018
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Code of Practice for employers to improve health and well-being of staff devised by BSI

BSI, the business standards company, has launched a new Code of Practice for organisations to help them tackle a crisis in the mental health and well-being of Britain’s workforce. No less than 137 million working days were lost to sick leave in the UK in 2016, with organisations...
Posted On 26 Jul 2018
Darren Read
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The Race to the Bottom in Security Services: A Loser’s Game

Security can often feel like a sector that’s in the doldrums, much of which is down to the constant flurry of negative outsourcing stories unveiled within the national press. Sometimes, outsourcing’s condemnation is justified, writes Darren Read. Carillion’s collapse, for...
Posted On 04 Jul 2018
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