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New Cadre members for VKPP Peer Review Team - Information events  

The VKPP Peer Review Team is holding two remote information events for prospective candidates to learn more about opportunities to join our Cadre team.

Cadre members are passionate and enthusiastic individuals, who bring their experience of vulnerability to deliver an ethical and well-respected peer review. Together they contribute to the mission of the VKPP, to improve the policing response to protecting vulnerable children, adults and communities.

The cadre are subject matter experts built from policing, partners and voluntary organisations, across the breadth of vulnerabilities who add their professional insight to the findings of the review. Being a member of the cadre affords development opportunities to learn, reflect and improve understanding whilst providing insight into promising practice approaches being adopted elsewhere in the country. Any learning can be disseminated in a member’s own organisation, with prior consent of the host force.

Membership of the cadre is purely on a voluntary basis and whilst there is no remuneration, all expenses are reimbursed. Involvement in the peer review is based on the relevance of the subject matter and availability of the individual.

We are looking for cadre members across children and adult services. Please note that all applications must be supported by the candidate’s line manager.

The events will be held via Teams on

 Tuesday 12 September 10:30-11:30

Thursday 21 September 18:00-19:00

 The VKPP Peer Review Team will present an overview of the peer review work, followed by some cadre members who will give a short input on their experiences of being a cadre member. There will then be an opportunity for Q&A

If you work in vulnerability with a policing, partner or third sector background and would be interested in attending, please email for more details and the link to access the meeting.

Peer Review

The aim of the peer review is to offer forces a robust peer review service which supports effective local implementation of the NVAP actions, to deliver a peer review methodology which allows forces to identify strengths and development opportunities in their approach to drive improvements in practice, based on a sound evidence base, providing a consistent and effective service to those who are most vulnerable in our communities.

Cadre membership is built upon individuals with a variety of knowledge and experience including:

  • Detective Inspectors or above or police staff equivalent, PIP 2, working in vulnerability and with previous experience ideally of Individual Management Reviews or similar review processes.
  • Police Officer or Police staff equivalent with senior management responsibility for Learning and Development, Wellbeing or HR.
  • Director level/senior managers from partner and voluntary sector organisations who work to support vulnerable children and adults who are involved in the criminal justice system, either as a service user or witness of a crime.
  • A diverse group of partners who advocate for or represent a wide range of protected characteristics including but not limited to gender, race, ethnicity, religion, disability and sexuality.

Cadre members can be involved in peer reviews at a number of levels: 

  • Commenting on the desk-based research prior to the physical peer review, this will involve reviewing documents, strategies, plans and communications. This may be desk-based support but may also include in force activity, which is generally a four-day commitment.
  • Being part of the group of subject matter experts in the peer review visits.
  • Attending/leading workshops and meetings, taking note of insight shared by the force and feeding back.
  • Undertaking focus groups/interviews etc. on a local level, with organisations who are working in partnership with the force subject to the review.
  • In a remote advisory capacity to offer a national perspective on findings arising from the peer review process.