Blogs

Post Summer Update

Now that Summer is slowly grinding to an end and we will soon be reaching the start of Autumn, our thoughts turn to the start of a new charitable year, ...
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A Tale Of Two Forces

‘In my judgement, Mr Lock’s submission is correct . . . ‘ — Her Honour Judge Belcher We have two judicial review cases to report on. One resulted in a ...
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Mental Health Awareness Week 2019

Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 takes place from Monday 13 to Sunday 19 May 2019. We often associate the word ‘bedlam’ with raving madness ...
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Conflict Of Interest

“Conflict Of Interest” – A term used to describe the situation in which a public official or fiduciary who, contrary to the obligation and absolute duty to act for the ...
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Collusion by Human Resources

Who shall set a limit to the influence of a Human Being? — Waldo Emerson Had the poet been around today, he might have mused over the influence of Human ...
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Annex C – The Legacy

The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones. — William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar A while ago, back in 2004, a civil servant, ...
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2018 – A Year of Progress, Growth and Achievement

This is the time when we look back over the past year and its events and achievements and forward to the New Year and the challenges and successes which lay ...
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Show Me The Money

Show me the money! — Tom Cruise in ‘Jerry Maguire’ (1996) IODPA understands that Chief Constables are having a hard time currently. They have had to reduce their spending and ...
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Staffordshire – The Story To Date

All the things I really like to do are either illegal, immoral, or fattening. — Alexander Woollcott (1887-1943) Elsewhere on our web site are numerous comments concerning the action taken ...
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The Staffordshire Saga

Never let the truth get in the way of a good story. ― Mark Twain Staffordshire Police is one of less than a small handful of forces which remain determined ...
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Tully – Revisited

Neither are we impressed by the so-called floodgates argument advanced by the respondent. We consider this to be an irrelevant factor to our considerations. ― His Honour Judge D Morris IODPA ...
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Maladministration goes beyond reviews

Wrongdoing can only be avoided if those who are not wronged feel the same indignation at it as those who are. ― Greek Wit (F. Paley) These blogs usually focus ...
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The ICO Audits Staffordshire Police

We are drowning in information and starved for knowledge. ― Author Unknown One of the many advantages of being a member of IODPA is the availability of expert knowledge on a ...
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CC Morgan refuses pensioner’s legal representatives to attend a meeting

We recently published a letter sent by Chief Constable Morgan of Staffordshire Police to  pensioners in our blog found here – https://iodpa.org/2018/07/13/chief-constable-morgan-sends-letters-to-vulnerable-pensioners/ He invited pensioners who are currently subject to an ...
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Chief Constable Morgan sends letters to vulnerable pensioners

Chief Constable Morgan of Staffordshire Police today sent a letter to former police officers, all of whom are disabled, either mentally or physically. These pensioners have been under review for ...
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Recording Reviews

There are some things one remembers even though they may never have happened. ― Harold Pinter – Old Times  In an earlier blog, we highlighted some of the barriers which stand in ...
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Police Medical Appeal Boards

Access to justice is a fundamental requirement for the rule of law, by which people have their voice heard, exercise their rights, challenge discrimination, and hold decision makers to account ...
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Catch Up

For a wrongdoer to be undetected is difficult; and for him to have confidence that his concealment will continue is impossible ― Epicurus There has been so much going on ...
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Abuse of Power

An abuse of any given power is a display of ignorance to the moral values of the position. ― Ian T Sebàs Essex police pension authority has recently announced the ...
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Chief Constable Kavanagh of Essex Police responds to IODPA

Following the recent announcement of Essex Police to start reviewing injury pensions, and after reviewing documentation sent out by Kevin Kirby, we were sufficiently disturbed to formally write to the ...
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The talk of Essex

The world always makes the assumption that the exposure of an error is identical with the discovery of truth – that the error and truth are simply opposite. They are ...
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Essex Questionnaire – The answer is NOT to answer

Here is the questionnaire as recently sent out by Essex Police following their decision to commence injury pension reviews. It is intrusive almost to the point of being offensive. Whilst ...
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The only way is not Essex

What we’ve got here is failure to communicate. ― Cool Hand Luke (1967) It seems there has been a rush of blood to the heads of certain people in the higher echelons ...
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A Year Under Review

Coming together is a beginning: keeping together is progress; working together is success ― Henry Ford As 2017 draws to a close we at IODPA have been reflecting on events over ...
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