Policing and protecting vulnerable people

The Police Foundation Annual Conference

Thursday 5 November 2015

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Improving policing and reducing crime

The Police Foundation is the only independent think tank focused entirely on developing knowledge and understanding of policing and crime reduction, while challenging the police service and the government to improve policing for the benefit of the public. The Police Foundation acts as a bridge between the public, the police and the government, while being owned by none of them.

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News: Private rented tenants more at risk of burglary and violent crime...

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New research by the Police Foundation shows that neighbourhoods with more privately rented homes suffer from more burglaries and higher levels of violence ‘behind closed doors’.  

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News: Reflections on the Public Accounts Committee: police demand, resources, governance and accountability...

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The Police Foundation's Deputy Director, Gavin Hales gives an analysis of evidence provided to date on police funding to the Commons Public Accounts Committee – covering police demand, resources, governance and accountability.

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Latest from our blog: The reliability of memory in sexual abuse claims

Posted by: Dr Sarah Garner

Given the increasing pressure for police to bring the perpetrators of historical sexual abuse to justice Sarah Garner looks at the evidence on reliability of memory. With the risk that memory can become distorted over time, she argues that the police should properly trained and equipped to minimise the risk of gathering false evidence.

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Policing and protecting vulnerable people: our sixth annual conference 

We will hold our sixth annual conference on 5 November 2015 at the BT Auditorium in the city of London. It will provide an opportunity for the police and their partners to listen to some of the leading experts in the field of policing. 



Police effectiveness

We are running a major, four year project on police effectiveness in a changing world.


Policing domestic abuse

Our latest Briefing looks at the legislation and the key issues surrounding the policing of domestic abuse.