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Police: Mental Health

Home Office written question – answered on 12th July 2019.

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Photo of Esther McVey Esther McVey Conservative, Tatton

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the work/life balance of serving police personnel.

Photo of Esther McVey Esther McVey Conservative, Tatton

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent steps he has taken to ensure that police personnel with primary caring responsibilities have access to flexible working.

Photo of Nick Hurd Nick Hurd The Minister of State, Home Department

Police forces have a statutory duty to manage the working time and welfare of officers, including collecting and monitoring good management data to help them make the best decisions to ensure the welfare of all officers and staff.

Officers can request to work flexibly, which can help them manage their home life commitments. The College of Policing encourages forces to have flexible working policies in place with a range of options available that support the needs of officers and operational demands.

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