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Cambridgeshire Constabulary

Cambridgeshire Constabulary - serving the public in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

Updated:
28 November 2017
Location:
East of England
Sectors:
Emergency Services Sector
Local Alliances:
Fenland Dementia Action Alliance, Cambridge City Dementia Action Alliance, East Cambridgeshire Dementia Action Alliance, South Cambridgeshire Dementia Action Alliance, Huntingdonshire Dementia Action Alliance, Peterborough Dementia Action Alliance

1. Action Plan

1. The National Dementia Declaration lists seven outcomes that the DAA are seeking to achieve for people with dementia and their carers. How would you describe your organisation’s role in delivering better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers?

Cambridgeshire Constabulary provides a policing service to the communities of our three main cities; Cambridge, Ely & Peterborough, along with surrounding districts including Fenland and Huntingdon.   Our duty is to protect communities and the vulnerable people within those communities.  We will do this by focusing on the following six current priorities for 2016/17;

•Emergency response

•Dwelling burglary

•Child abuse, including child sexual exploitation (CSE)

•Domestic abuse

•Serious sexual offences

•Counter terrorism

In order to provide the very best service to our vulnerable people we will ensure that all our officers and staff are aware of the needs and challenges facing those who live with dementia. Frequently an officer will come into contact with someone living with dementia during the course of their duty, so it is vital that we are equipped to provide and maintain effective support to people living with dementia.

Missing persons investigations - protecting and safeguarding those with dementia and supporting carers and families.  We intend to do this by implementing the Herbert Protocol across the county and work with local DAA's to inform and communicate this to the community.

2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?

The challenges in meeting these outcomes are as follows:-

◾Developing learning processes which are cost effective and sustainable, whilst being impactful. In a partnership framework where public sectors have to tackle budget pressures we need to identify how the partnership uses resources effectively.

◾Understanding how different roles within the organisation and our partners can have an effective part in creating and sustaining dementia friendly communities.

◾Influencing our collaborative partners (Hertfordshire & Bedfordshire Constabularies) along with other policing districts with our own constabulary to commit to the work within existing structures.

In order to deliver the learning processes Cambridgeshire Constabulary (Fenland) will appoint two Dementia Friends Champions to deliver initial training via current training strategies. The “Champions” will not only provide initial input to all Fenland officers and staff, but offer themselves as a point of contact to provide on-going advice and training where necessary. Long term strategies will include delivering awareness training within our initial recruitment training syllabus.

2. Actions

  • Create two Dementia Friends Champions

    In order to deliver the learning processes Cambridgeshire Constabulary (Fenland) will appoint two Dementia Friends Champions to deliver initial training via current training strategies. The “Champions” will not only provide initial input to all Fenland officers and staff, but offer themselves as a point of contact to provide on-going advice and training where necessary. Long term strategies will include delivering awareness training within our initial recruitment training syllabus.

    Status:
    Completed

    2017 - Third Quarter Update

    Cambridgeshire Constabulary now have two Dementia Friends Champions and a third one has been booked on an upcoming course.  This will be of great benifit as we work towards our goal of making every front line officer a Dementia Friend.

  • Review and scope availability of a least one Dementia Friend on every front line shift

    The constabulary is working towards having at least one  Dementia Friend on every front line shift.  This is ambitious but achievable by targeting initial police recruits at the training school through visiting individual police stations. In order for my constabulary to deliver the very best to those living with dementia I put great importance on providing the dementia friends input to all front line officers. I have now achieved the backing of senior managers. 

    Status:
    Being implemented

    2017 - Fourth Quarter Update

    This is still in progress.  I predicte that by spring 2018 this will be completed.  It is likley that there will be at least three dementia friends per frontline shift forcewide.

    2017 - Third Quarter Update

    There has been 11 Demetia Friends sessions delivered to police officers so far creating 147 dementia friends. There are currently three more planned.

  • Herbert Protocol

    Review and implement the Herbert Protocol across the county

    Status:
    Completed

    2017 - Fourth Quarter Update

    The Herbert Prtocol has now been rolled out across the force and is being implemented currently by all districts. 

    2017 - Third Quarter Update

    The constabulary has publicised its commitment to the Herbert Protocol via social media. We are currently waiting for our corporate communications dept. to produce information leaflets in time for upcoming launch date TBA