Janine Roderick

Janine completed her general nurse training at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff in 1994. Following this she worked on the trauma wards and in general practice before specialising in women’s health and sexual health. In 2008 Janine set up the Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) in Cardiff and the Vale, developing a multiagency service for children and adults who had experienced sexual violence. In 2012 Janine took up a secondment as the policy lead in Welsh Government for the ‘Ending violence against women and domestic abuse’ (Wales) Bill where she authored the White Paper for this ground breaking legislation before taking up the position as Violent Crime and Health Liaison Manager with South Wales Police and Crime Commissioner.

Janine is now Programme Director for Public Health & Policing in Wales, a national role based in Public Health Wales which is leading the partnership between Public Health, Policing and Criminal Justice in Wales, with responsibility for delivering the Police and Partners ACE programme, Early Action Together. She continues to take an active interest in violence against women issues and remains a registered nurse and an MSP practitioner.

In 2016 Janine was awarded the RCN Wales Nurse of the Year, Improving Individual & Population Health Award. Janine lives on a small holding with her husband and 2 children and a variety of animals.

Mark Collins

Topic: The role of police in working with people with mental health issues

Mark Collins was appointed Chief Constable of Dyfed-Powys Police on 18th December, 2016. He is the National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC) Lead for Mental Health and Policing.

Mark joined Dyfed-Powys Police as a Special Constable in Carmarthen in 1987.  He transferred to the Metropolitan Police in 1991. In 1995 he returned to Dyfed-Powys Police as a Police Constable in Cardigan and, over the next 10 years, he went on to work in all four counties across the force.  He served at every rank up to Superintendent, in both  Uniform Policing and CID.

In 2006, Mark was promoted to lead the  Wales Extremism and Counter Terrorism Unit (WECTU) and in more recent years has served as the ‘Preventing Violent Extremism Deputy National Co-ordinator’ based in London with a national remit. Mark also served as a Borough Commander in Waltham Forest with the Metropolitan Police and as Assistant Chief Constable and Deputy Chief Constable with Bedfordshire Police prior to returning to Dyfed-Powys Police as Chief Constable in December 2016.

Chief Constable Collins has a BSC in Criminal Justice Studies and is a member of the  Chartered Institute of Management.

Andy Rhodes QPM

LEPH2019 is pleased to announce Chief Constable Andy Rhodes QPM will be presenting at LEPH2019 on ‘Oscar Kilo: Police wellbeing and resilience‘.

Andy is the Chief Constable of Lancashire Constabulary. He is also the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) lead for Wellbeing, Engagement & Organisational Development and the College of Policing Professional Community Chair for Organisational Development & International. In July 2018, Andy also took over the role of Chair of CPOSA – the Chief Police Officers’ Staff Association.

Joining the police service in 1991, Andy has spent most of his service in operations ranging from public order to firearms to Counter Terrorism. Until recently he was a Counter Terrorism Strategic Firearms Commander, a role he views as the most enjoyable and challenging of his career.

In 2012 he established the NPCC Well Being Working Group and in May 2017 set up Oscar Kilo funded by Public Health and over 50 Blue Light services. Andy is currently leading on one aspect of the programme, developing a National Mental Health & Wellbeing service which aims to embed prevention into every area of how we manage our people.

Andy speaks passionately about the importance of culture, leadership and resilience in terms of providing the world class support our people need to stay healthy in mind and body so that they can thrive (not just survive)in the challenging world of policing.

Seven years on and every force is now inspected on their approach to well-being provision. Oscar Kilo has the only Blue Light specific self-assessment and a huge amount of research ongoing into areas such as the neuroscience of trauma, peer groups and critical incident debriefs.

In 2018 Andy led on the National Police & Health Consensus advocating a radically new way of working across complex systems in support of prevention and vulnerability. He is translating this locally to declare Lancashire a trauma-informed County.

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