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Consultation outcome: Police Covenant for England and Wales

Cabinet Office

September 8
13:30 2020

Response to the consultation on a Police Covenant for England and Wales (accessible version)

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Response to the consultation on a Police Covenant for England and Wales

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Detail of outcome

The public consultation ran from 26 February to 22 April 2020 and was aimed at those working within the police, those who have previously done so, their families and any groups with an interest in supporting the police in England and Wales.

This report summarises the feedback received and the Government proposals to implement the Covenant. These include:

  • enshrining a Police Covenant in law, creating a statutory duty to do more to support the police
  • placing a requirement on the Home Secretary to report annually to Parliament on progress on the Covenant
  • ensuring the Covenant applies to all those working within or retired from policing roles, whether paid or as a volunteer
  • putting the initial focus of the Covenant on physical protection, health and wellbeing, and support for families
  • implementing a new governance structure to drive forward activity on wellbeing and protection to fulfil the Covenant

Original consultation

Summary

We want to hear your views on the principle of implementing a Police Covenant in England and Wales to enhance support for the police and their families.

This consultation ran from
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Consultation description

This consultation seeks views on the principle of implementing a Police Covenant in England and Wales, to enhance support for the police and their families.

It will look at the themes of:

  • physical protection
  • health and wellbeing
  • support for families

It will also consider the scope of the Covenant and who should be covered.

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