The N8 Policing research Partnership is an established network of policing practitioners and senior researchers across the North of England with the aim of formalising a regional network of research and innovation in policing, with national and international significance.
The new relationships forged through this partnership will help address the problems of policing in the 21st century and achieve international excellence in policing research and impact. This will be a platform for collaborations between universities, Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs), Government, police forces, and other partners working in policing policy, governance and practice.
"This is a fantastic opportunity to combine the intellectual power and research excellence of eight leading Universities with the resources, data, capabilities and practical skills of policing partners across the north of England. Together, we now have an opportunity to transform the relationship between police and universities and make a real difference to public safety through cutting-edge research and knowledge exchange that will deliver collaborative advantage"
Professor Adam Crawford, N8 PRP Director
Lancashire Constabulary are seeking a Research Partner within the National Police Wellbeing Programme who will work with us on a short-term research project aimed at peer support for Police Superintendents.
There is recognition at Lancashire Constabulary that senior officers have specific challenges, not only from the day to day stressors of the role such as high level investigation pressures, but also as senior leaders managing staff and change processes, leaving them at risk of stress and burnout. Whilst there is provision for leadership training and development there is need to focus on building resilient leaders who are able to recognise and support their own wellbeing and that of their colleagues and those they manage.
Lancashire Constabulary has a cohort of 30 Superintendents and Chief Superintendents with the research, implementation and evaluation taking place between September and November 2018.
The following phased approach is suggested;
- Undertake a short piece of research to understand staff experiences, needs, interpersonal relationships and perceived organisational support.
- Develop a peer support programme based on current research and the findings from the Superintendents cohort.
- Implement the programme with the current Superintendents cohort.
- Evaluate the programme and assess its usefulness and transferability to other leadership cohorts.
It is essential that the research commences before the end of September, therefore, we will need to set a tight deadline of Friday 17 August.
The application will not be judged purely on financial grounds, we are seeking expertise and experience in the development of peer support networks, as follows:
- Evidence of a previously developed and Implemented peer support model in public service organisations
- Evidence-based peer support model together with description of analysis methodology
- Show a value for money proposal
For further information about the post, please contact: either Supt. Justin Srivastava on work: 01772 412 811 mobile: 07791152025 or 07852310756 or email: Justin.email@example.com
or Insp. Julie Rawsthorne on work: 01772 412 812 or email: Julie.firstname.lastname@example.org
Please send your application together with a monetary quotation to:
Supt. Justin Srivastava, Senior National Police Wellbeing Programme Implementation Lead
PO Box 77
Lancashire Police Headquarters
The College of Policing, in partnership with the National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC), has been awarded a grant through the Home Office Police Transformation Fund to undertake a programme of work to use and develop the evidence base on vulnerability and violent crime. Areas of interest for the programme include knife crime, gangs, county lines, criminal exploitation of young people, and child sexual abuse/ exploitation. The programme will have a particular focus on children and young people and is funded until March 2020
A Vulnerability Coordination Centre (VCC), hosted by the NPCC, has been created and is working with force violence and public protection (VPP) leads to identify current interventions and approaches to vulnerability and violent crime across forces in England and Wales.
The programme offers an opportunity for the service to evaluate new and existing practice in key areas.
Academics can get involved in the programme either as advisors or independent evaluators. Advisors will work across a number of evaluations to identify challenges and notable practice, reporting to the programme board and working closely with the College Lead and Programme Manager to monitor and support the delivery of the programme.
We anticipate advertising opportunities in October/ November 2018 and awarding contracts for this work in December 2018.
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College of Policing
The N8 PRP also work closely with the College of Policing to ensure that the work undertaken is aligned with other activities in the wider policing research community. A representative from the College sits on the partnership's Steering Group to help advise on the general strategy of the project, to support wider engagement and help to promote key events and publications.
One of the main benefits of this relationship is to ensure that research undertaken by N8 PRP is new, innovative and does not replicate existing research projects. The College of Policing have already mapped relevant ongoing policing related research at Masters level and above, the Policing and Crime Reduction Research Map can be found here
The College of Policing is currently advertising a number of vacancies open to external candidates. College of Policing Careers
CCS Research Marketplace
The way UK government departments and the College of Policing can go about procuring economic and social research has changed. Crown Commercial Services (the government’s procurement body) has recently created a ‘research marketplace’, details of which can be found here.
Suppliers are encouraged to sign up to the marketplace via this link. The marketplace will remain open for new supplier applications during the 4-year lifetime of the agreement, allowing suppliers to join at any time.
As well as working with our partner organisations the N8 PRP iscommitted to promoting collaboration in research and knowledge exchange with other institutions and policing agencies across the North of England. To support this the partnership has created a fully searchable online database which can be used to identify experts actively involved in policing research. The database is freely open to anyone to search and will hopefully help to foster new collaborative relationships in policing research.
If you would like to register as an expert in your field or search the database then you can do so here
The wider N8 Research Partnership is a collabroation of the same eight most research intensive Universities in the North of England focused on developing two Research Themes; AgriFood and Urban & Community Transformation which includes the N8 PRP.
Working with other universities, industry and society, N8 aims to maximise the impact of this research base by:
- promoting collaboration
- establishing innovative research capabilities & programmes of national and international prominence
- driving economic growth
With co-production at its core the partnership recently launched a study funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to explore new models of ‘co-production’. Read about the programme and findings here