PFEW Annual Conference: Members urged to register for virtual event

The chair of South Wales Police Federation is urging members to have their say on the future of policing by registering for this week’s Police Federation of England Wales (PFEW) Annual Conference.

Steve Treharne is encouraging members to register for the two-day event which this year, will be online and spread across Tuesday (10 October) and Wednesday (11 October).

The Conference, hosted by Talk TV presenter Ian Collins, will be a mix of live broadcasts and pre-recorded presentations from senior Federation officials as well as experts in policing, government, and the Home Office 

Steve said: “The Conference this year is going online, which makes it easier than ever for members to be part of the conversation and have their say. 



“As your Federation, the Conference is your chance to join in with discussions on issues affecting you and your role.

“Members should take full advantage of the opportunity to be part of the conference. It will be fantastic to see as many as possible attend. Members will also be informed of the priorities for the Federation going forward that will shape the future of policing.”

Day one of the agenda includes discussions on leadership in policing, Home Office review impact on independent panels, and disclosure and redaction, as well as misogyny, and Mutual Aid.

South Wales Police Force’s cognitive behaviour psychotherapist Rachel Roberts will also be taking part in a panelled discussion about retirement. 

Industrial rights and wellbeing will be explored on day two when there will be a keynote address from PFEW chair Steve Hartshorn and a Q&A panel session.

The conference will also recognise outstanding contributions to policing through the presentation of awards for excellence in roads policing, detectives, and women in policing.


PFEW Conference 2023 Agenda

Tuesday 10 October (9am - 4pm):

9am: Welcome

9.30am: Secretary’s update

10.15am: Leadership in policing

11am: Response officer of the year award

11.15am: Misogyny - accept, change, trust

Midday: Future thinking of Mutual Aid

1.15pm: Home office review impact on independent panels

2pm: Retirement - transition into the unknown

3pm: Disclosure and redaction - championing change

3.45pm: Wrap up and close


Wednesday 11 October (9am - 4.30pm):

9am: Welcome

9.15am: CEO update

10am: Industrial rights

11am: Workforce under pressure - a true picture of police wellbeing

Midday: Recognition awards

1.30pm: Keynote address

3.15pm: Treasurer’s report and motions to conference

3.45pm: Q&A panel session

4.15pm: Wrap up and close


Registration is now open via the PFEW website here.