Event Summary

Join Westminster Insight’s timely Women in the Police Conference in London as we explore the next steps to achieve gender equality in the police. We will hear from senior officers, plus representatives from across the HeForShe Programme, the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC), Police Federation, College of Policing and more. We will share best practice and case studies from across UK Police Forces, plus inspirational stories from women about leadership, support and progression.

Network with colleagues across policing at this CPD-accredited conference.

We will explore solutions to improve the inclusion of women in the police and increase the representation of women at all ranks and levels. 

Take away inspiration from Cmdr Dr Alison Heydari of the Metropolitan Police, as she discusses her journey into leadership and how to encourage other women to join and progress within the police. 

Our expert speakers will provide practical insights into supporting women’s needs in the police, including improving the safety of equipment for women, supporting women’s health needs at work, and flexible working patterns to enable women to work around caring responsibilities.

Hear how to ensure that vetting and misconduct procedures protect women in the police from harassment with representatives from the College of Policing, and Detective Chief Inspector Ayesha Giles, Member of the Independent Scrutiny of Police Complaints Panel.

Key Points

  • Addressing gender imbalances at all levels within policing
  • Authentically improving the representation of women in police
  • Improving perceptions of women in leadership positions
  • Taking away positive actions and lessons learnt from the Casey Review
  • Reducing the risks of gender-based harassment by improving vetting procedures
  • Improving misconduct procedures to address incidents of harassment and bullying
  • Understanding how to meet women’s needs in the workplace, including health, and improve the work environment
  • Reporting gender equality information and monitoring the gender pay gap