09:00 – 09:30

Registration, Tea and Coffee

09:30 – 09:40

Chair’s Opening Remarks

09:40 – 10:05

Increasing the Legitimacy of Policing in LGBT+ Communities

  • Improving police responses and cultures in consultation with LGBT+ communities, officers and staff
  • Use of LGBT Liaison Officers to build public trust and promote reporting of LGBT hate crimes
  • Upskilling officers on LGBT matters through bespoke diversity training
Live Q & A
10:00 – 10:05
10:05 – 10:30

Attracting LGBT+ Talent into the Workforce

  • Understanding the common barriers that prevent LGBT+ individuals from choosing a career in policing
  • Approaches to attracting LGBT+ talent into careers in policing
  • What does inclusive recruitment look like in the context of LGBT+ inclusion?
Live Q & A
10:20 – 10:30

Inspector Jo Crooks-Rea

Positive Action Team Lead, North Yorkshire Police

10:30 – 11:20

Roundtable Discussion: Creating Cultures of Belonging in the Police

  • The role of visible leadership facilitate in progressing LGBT+ Inclusion across the policing sector
  • Resourcing staff networks to create “psychologically safe” working environments
  • Creating strong cultures of trust to empower staff to disclose diversity-related information
  • Guidance on tackling harassment, bullying and transphobia in the workplace

Chief Inspector Steven Alison

LGBT+ Liaison Officer Lead, Regional Representative for the East Region LGBT+ Network and Chair of Herts LGBT+ Network, Hertfordshire Constabulary


Gamal Turawa

2022 BAFTA Winner, Retired Police Officer & Managing Director, PurpleFrog Connections

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Detective Chief Inspector Dan Morrissey

Essex Police LGBT+ Network Vice-Chair, Essex Police


PC Danni Gibson

Hate Crime Cooridnator and Chair of LGBT+ Network, Cleveland Police

11:20 – 11:50

Networking Break

11:50 – 12:20

Case Study: Supporting the Journeys of Transgender Staff at Work

  • Understanding the lived experiences and challenges transgender officers experience at work
  • Practical guidance on how to support transgender staff both in and outside the workplace
Live Q & A
12:10 – 12:20
Christian Owens

Christian Owens

Founder, GenderSpace

12:20 – 12:50

Case Study: Navigating Gender Critical Views in the Workplace and Workforce

  • To what extent are organisations required to accommodate gender critical views in the workplace?
  • Adopting an evidence-led approach to organisational policy and inclusion strategies
  • Creating safe spaces to host meaningful and challenging conversations
  • Educating and acquiring buy-in from leadership
Karen Wiesenekker

Karen Wiesenekker

Head of Strategic Inclusion and Diversity, British Transport Police

12:50 – 13:00

Chair’s Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

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