Job title: Domestic Abuse Problem Solving Team DC Grade: Constable Role code: EPPPU340 Status: Police Home Office code: Operational Limited Duties Category: C1 - As C but no resp. driving
Main purpose of the role:
This is a victim focussed role which aims to support, build the confidence of and empower domestic abuse victims to take positive action against their perpetrators, by overcoming individual and structural victim barriers and breaking the cycle of domestic abuse. This will be achieved by supporting and working with domestic abuse victims and partner agencies to empower victims and identifying opportunities to conduct perpetrator-based enforcement activity.
Identify repeat and vulnerable victims of domestic abuse, forming part of the Problem Solving Team victim cohort, who are in need of additional support in order to; take positive action, establish and maintain support for police prosecution and break the cycle of domestic abuse.
Conduct victim focussed activity to support, build the confidence of and empower victims to enable them to break the cycle of domestic abuse and take action against their perpetrator.
Conduct reviews of reported domestic abuse history concerning cohort victims to develop a victim support plan; identifying individual and structural barriers to positive action and seeking ways to address them.
Empower cohort victims through frequent victim liaison, keeping them informed on the progress of investigations, explaining police processes and enabling the voice of the victim throughout the investigation.
Support cohort victims through the criminal justice process by providing timely updates on cases, explaining criminal justice processes, arranging court visits and supporting and accompanying victims during court hearings and trials.
Identify opportunities to prosecute perpetrators by assisting victims to gather and preserve evidence for use in future investigations when a victim is currently unable or not ready to support a prosecution and it is not deemed suitable for an evidence-led prosecution to proceed.
Review safety plans with cohort victims to effectively manage risks posed by perpetrators, ensuring risk assessments and safety plans are current and up to date and liaise with the Central Referral Unit (CRU) where further required action is identified for high risk victims.
Assist cohort victims to obtain pro-active court orders by providing guidance to obtain, vary or renew court orders.
Identify opportunities to refer cohort victims to partner agencies to receive support according to their needs in order to overcome individual barriers to taking positive action.
Act as liaison between cohort victims and partner agencies to ensure victims are receiving the required support to assist them in breaking the cycle of domestic abuse.
Attendance at MARAC meetings, child case conferences and any other police or partner agency held meetings, to work collaboratively with partner agencies in identifying opportunities to support cohort victims.
Liaise and work cooperatively with statutory and non-statutory partner agencies to recognise opportunities to proactively identify and safeguard future victims of domestic abuse by identifying repeat perpetrators who pose a risk to new and future intimate partners, for example through the proactive use of Clares Law.
Identify and exploit opportunities to carry out targeted proactive or enforcement policing activity against nominated cohort perpetrators such as through enforcement of; restraining orders, non-molestation orders, Domestic Violence Protection Orders and Stalking Protection Orders.
Liaise with other policing departments including Intelligence and Community Policing for example, to identify opportunities to arrest and prosecute cohort perpetrators in order to reduce risk and domestic abuse related offending.
Work a 6 on 3 off shift system primarily consisting of day shifts and including weekend cover. Officers need to be flexible as there may be a necessity to work some unsocial hours. Will be required to travel within the LPA, including some countywide travel and to drive a police vehicle. Duties are performed in civilian clothes.
Analyse critically (level 1)
I recognise the need to think critically about issues. I value the use of analysis and testing in policing. I take in information quickly and accurately. I am able to separate information and decide whether it is irrelevant or relevant and its importance. I solve problems proactively by understanding the reasons behind them, using learning from evidence and my experiences to take action. I refer to procedures and precedents as necessary before making decisions. I weigh up the pros and cons of possible actions, thinking about potential risks and using this thinking to inform our decisions. I recognise gaps and inconsistencies in information and think about the potential implications. I make decisions in alignment with our mission, values and the Code of Ethics.
Collaborative (level 1)
I work cooperatively with others to get things done, willingly giving help and support to colleagues. I am approachable, and explain things well so that I generate a common understanding. I take the time to get to know others and their perspective in order to build rapport. I treat people with respect as individuals and address their specific needs and concerns. I am open and transparent in my relationships with others. I ensure I am clear and appropriate in my communications.
Deliver, support and inspire (level 1)
I take on challenging tasks to help to improve the service continuously and support my colleagues. I understand how my work contributes to the wider police service. I understand it is part of my collective responsibility to deliver efficient services. I take personal responsibility for making sure that I am working effectively to deliver the best service, both individually and with others. I am conscientious in my approach, working hard to provide the best service and to overcome any obstacles that could prevent or hinder delivery. I support the efficient use of resources to create the most value and to deliver the right impact. I keep up to date with changes in internal and external environments. I am a role model for the behaviours I expect to see in others and I act in the best interests of the public and the police service.
Emotionally aware (level 1)
I treat others with respect, tolerance and compassion. I acknowledge and respect a range of different perspectives, values and beliefs within the remit of the law. I remain calm and think about how to best manage the situation when faced with provocation. I understand my own emotions and I know which situations might affect my ability to deal with stress and pressure. I ask for help and support when I need it. I understand the value that diversity offers. I communicate in clear and simple language so that I can be easily understood by others. I seek to understand the thoughts and concerns of others even when they are unable to express themselves clearly.
Innovative and open-minded (level 1)
I demonstrate an openness to changing ideas, perceptions and ways of working. I share suggestions with colleagues, speaking up to help improve existing working methods and practices. I constantly reflect on my own way of working and periodically review processes and procedures for continuous improvements. I adapt to change and am flexible as the need arises while encouraging others to do the same. I learn from my experiences and do not let myself be unduly influenced by preconceptions.
Take ownership (level 1)
I actively identify and respond to problems. I approach tasks with enthusiasm, focusing on public service excellence. I regularly seek feedback to understand the quality of my work and the impact of my behaviour. I recognise where I can help others and willingly take on additional tasks to support them, where appropriate. I give feedback to others that I make sure is understandable and constructive. I take responsibility for my own actions, I fulfil my promises and do what I say I will. I will admit if I have made a mistake and take action to rectify this. I demonstrate pride in representing the police service. I understand my own strengths and areas for development and take responsibility for my own learning to address gaps.
I take into account individual needs and requirements in all of my actions. I understand that treating everyone fairly does not mean everyone is treated the same. I always give people an equal opportunity to express their views. I communicate with everyone, making sure the most relevant message is provided to all. I value everyone's views and opinions by actively listening to understand their perspective. I make fair and objective decisions using the best available evidence. I enable everyone to have equal access to services and information, where appropriate.
I always act in line with the values of the police service and the Code of Ethics for the benefit of the public. I demonstrate courage in doing the right thing, even in challenging situations. I enhance the reputation of my organisation and the wider police service through my actions and behaviours. I challenge colleagues whose behaviour, attitude and language falls below the public's and the service's expectations. I am open and responsive to challenge about my actions and words. I declare any conflicts of interest at the earliest opportunity. I am respectful of the authority and influence my position gives me. I use resources effectively and efficiently and not for personal benefit.
Public service (accredited)
I act in the interest of the public, first and foremost. I am motivated by serving the public, ensuring that I provide the best service possible at all times. I seek to understand the needs of others to act in their best interests. I adapt to address the needs and concerns of different communities. I tailor my communication to be appropriate and respectful to my audience. I take into consideration how others want to be treated when interacting with them. I treat people respectfully regardless of the circumstances. I share credit with everyone involved in delivering services.
I ensure that my decision-making rationale is clear and considered so that it is easily understood by others. I am clear and comprehensive when communicating with others. I am open and honest about my areas for development and I strive to improve. I give an accurate representation of my actions and records. I recognise the value of feedback and act on it. I give constructive and accurate feedback. I represent the opinions of others accurately and consistently. I am consistent and truthful in my communications. I maintain confidentiality appropriately.
Crime Reduction/Prevention (Level 3)
Provide specialist crime reduction advice. Represent the police Force by providing relevant independent crime prevention advice, in accordance with best practice and in order to contribute to the reduction of crime and disorder. Example: Assess problems of crime and disorder, identify community needs and determine priorities. Where appropriate, respond to requests for assistance from community members. Identify the nature and the scope of the preventative action required. Give contemporary, accurate and independent preventative advice in line with the Force guidelines. Record the advice given. Identify and liaise with agencies and groups who can contribute to preventative action, as necessary. Influence the implementation of methods to prevent crime. Raise awareness and promote crime prevention action through using all media. Provide training and education in response to requests and in accordance with priorities. Contribute to the evaluation of success of crime reduction initiatives. Gather and provide feedb ck to support the ongoing development of crime and disorder policy.
Health and Safety (Level 3)
Has a basic understanding of Health and Safety issues affecting the current role and working environment. Takes responsibility for personal safety and the safety of others. Aware of hazards and reports problems identified to line manager. Understands and minimises the physical risk of injury through the use of proper manual handling procedures.
Information Gathering and Analysis (Level 4)
Is able to identify reliable and appropriate sources of information and select methods of gathering information which are efficient and effective. Has a working knowledge of legislation and policy relevant to the collection, recording, storage and distribution of information.
Information Management and Technology (Level 4)
Can conduct basic computer searches and can correctly interpret data generated. Can create and amend records, according to role requirement. Knows established rules and protocols. Understands impact of data quality, and is self-monitoring on data quality issues.
Knowledge of Legislation and Policy (Level 4)
Has a thorough understanding of all legislation, policy and procedure relevant to the current role. Able to apply this and offer advice to colleagues as necessary.
Management of Police Information (MOPI) (Level 4)
Full compliance with Level 3. Has successfully completed all standard relevant Information Management and Security training package(s). Accurate use of Government Security Classification (GSC). Ensures physical and digital records are stored with appropriate security relevant to the sensitivity of the documents and has working understanding of appropriate National Retention Schedules. Is able to quality assure own records management processes as well as those of any staff for whom they have supervisory responsibility. Is aware of where to seek further support in relation to Records management within force when necessary. If nominated as an Information Asset Assistant is familiar with the NPCC Information Asset Owners Handbook.
Risk Management (Level 3)
Demonstrates an awareness of personal risk management issues, challenges or difficulties likely to affect the post holder in the execution of their duties. Able to anticipate risks likely to affect their work and knows how to communicate the likelihood and possible impacts of such events to line managers or supervisors.
Victim Support (Level 4)
Good working knowledge of victim support techniques both internal and external to the organisation. Able to support victims and other interested parties during an investigation which may lead to a court case. Able to act as an advisor for other staff on support services available.
Vulnerable Victims (Level 5)
Familiar with the requirement to maintain police records and/or produce statistical returns regarding all forms of vulnerable victims. Maintains an overview of such matters with social services and any other interested parties in order to assist the CPS at Court when a prosecution or care proceedings are initiated.