IOPC Annual report and plans announced & annual deaths report

IOPC websiteall credits: IOPC
published: September 2020

In September 2020 the Independent Office for Police Misconduct (IOPC) released details of their Impact report and Strategic plan for the period 2018-2022, setting out improvement plans for policing practice and reducing future risks.

The following is transcribed from the IOPC website.

Impact report
Our second annual Impact report shows how our work is making a difference by influencing improvements in policing practice and reducing future risks. It sets out our impact in four priority areas of police accountability, using learning, working with others and being an effective organisation.

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FREE or subsidised counselling & Mental Health First Aid courses

Counselling Project postersource: A Father’s Child Services
published:  October 2020

A Father’s Child Services is a West Midlands based community interest company that offers face to face, online and telephone counselling sessions, training and more.

“We aim to steer the preventative flagship rather than just dealing with the aftermath of trauma and distress by providing affordable therapeutic services.  Working towards a Better Well-Being and ‘Better Outcomes.”

– Michelle Kelly (founder) –

Subsidised Counselling

A Father’s Child Services CIC are currently offering six sessions of counselling for just £30 – terms & conditions apply.

Sessions normally take place on Wednesdays at their Birmingham base from 9am to 2pm – Starting 21 October 2020.

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National Family Fund – Unprecedented donations in calls for justice @ home

Cash Increasesource: National Family Fund
published: 14 June 2020

Initially triggered by the tragic death of George Floyd, international protests and a Tweet from Oonagh Ryder (@oonskie) and subsequent follow-up Tweets by Lucy Brisbane McKay (@lucybrisbane) and others, we have seen unprecedented donations to the National Mikey Powell Memorial Family Fund (NMPMFF) in May and June 2020.

During this period we received over 900 single donations, and monthly donors increase from a few dozen to 140+ and thereby ensuring good levels of regular donor income.

This has meant that the NMPMFF are now poised to open their first ever funding round since it launched the original Crowdfunder appeal in September 2015.

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