The Charter for Early Intervention in Policing

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The Charter for Early Intervention in Policing

The EIF Academy delegates have collaborated to bring together their ideas into a Charter for Early Intervention in Policing. On 30 June 2016 they launched their Charter at a national stakeholder event held in London, where this was presented to Chief Constables, Ministers and leaders in policing and wider public service reform. The delegates will all now work to implement the principles in the Charter in their individual forces. EIF will be reporting on their progress on this page.

Stakeholder views on the new Charter for Early Intervention in Policing and work of the Academy

“This charter represents a significant step forward in the effort to take the aspiration of early intervention, which almost everyone in policing and public safety shares, and turn it into reality.  The practical commitments suggested in the charter around setting common goals, sharing data, developing new skills and commissioning differently should, if implemented, make a real difference to how the police and other public services work.” Rick Muir, Director of the Police Foundation 

“Now more than ever, the police need to be able to identify wider issues in families and communities and ensure action in response often as part of local multi agency teams that help families in a co-ordinated way. We cannot continue to allow a stream of different professionals to beat a path to the same front door. Questions about how the police can get upstream of their demand are being asked in forces up and down the country and we need to collaborate on how best to do this rather than working in isolation. It is fantastic to see 20 forces collaborating through the work of EIF and this Academy and I welcome the charter being published today which provides a set of principles for progressing the early intervention agenda in policing.” Assistant Chief Constable Andy Battle, West Yorkshire Police

“Congratulations to the  Early Intervention Academy for Police Leaders on this exciting initiative. In Solihull we see the benefit to children, young people and families in our community when West Midlands Police work in an innovative and collaborative way to support Early Intervention. Good luck to them and police forces across the country in taking their work even further.” Edwina Grant OBE, Chair Solihull Local Children’s Safeguarding Board.

“The work of the foundation and the learning of police participants in the academy highlights the importance of intervening as early as possible with an understanding of what works. This will help inform how policing continues to develop joined up ways of working with other agencies, including the troubled families programme. The charter being published today will contribute towards developing sustainable approaches to joint working that keep our communities safe.” Cleveland T/DCC Simon Nickless, National Policing Lead for Troubled Families

‘The College of Policing are pleased to be supporting the Early Intervention Foundations Police leadership academy. It has seen senior leaders in policing develop skills and knowledge linked to early intervention methodologies and then commence evidence based work back in their own forces to manage demand more effectively and prevent crime.” Chief Superintendent Paul Phillips, College of Policing lead for local policing 

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