This is our third survey of members over the last two years and the survey reﬂects some trends that provide real cause for concern.
I am particularly pleased with the response rate of 85% which greatly assists us in providing an evidence base for future action. I would also wish to thank the Police Mutual Foundation for sponsoring not only this survey but for also providing Health Checks at our recent Conference.
There is some good news; the survey provides positive evidence of members achieving a buzz from the work they do which the vast majority see as a vocation. However the survey also provides evidence of members suﬀering from Anxiety and Depression. I am disappointed that yet again we are reporting that many members believe that senior managements approach to managing performance is harsh and unhelpful; members do not consider their eﬀorts are appreciated and an increased number of members believe they are subject to bullying behaviours.
I am pleased that the Wellbeing Group established by the Police Service of Scotland with Scottish Police Authority representation late last year is establishing an action plan focussed on outcomes. I also welcome the Chief Constables announcement at our conference of a review focussing on the current number of Superintending ranks, their role and the structures within which they work.
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