The Scottish Women’s Development Forum (SWDF) was established in 2003 as a working group of the Association of Chief Police Officers in Scotland. Upon the creation of Police Scotland the SWDF became a Diversity Staff Association who advise Police Scotland, Scottish Police Authority and Scottish Government about gender equality within the Scottish police service.
The SWDF are guided in their activities by the Executive Committee, who provide strategic direction of the SWDF and a number of sub-groups who report into that Committee. The SWDF now focus on three themes, which include individual sub-groups
1)Health and Wellbeing – Includes Pregnancy and Maternity, and short life working group on Menopause
2) Organisation Culture – Includes following up on the Opinion Survey, Occupational Segregation and Flexible Working
3) Governance – Includes Policy Review and Communication, Marketing and Events
The SWDF is open to all police officers, police staff and Special Constables. It is free to join, and all you have to do to become a member is contact us by email – firstname.lastname@example.org and you will be sent a membership form to complete. Our agenda and action plan are driven by members, so by joining you can help shape our future work. We look forward to hearing from you.