Dear Colleagues,

UNISON is supporting a piece of research by the Open University which aims to put police forces at the forefront of supporting and enhancing provisions for women whilst they are pregnant and returning from maternity leave.

The Open University invites both police staff and police officers, who have a period of maternity at any point during their policing career, to take part in a survey. The survey is fully endorsed and supported by UNISON and The Police Federation.

This is a chance for UNISON members to be part of vital research that aims to understand the provision of maternity support in policing. With the results gathered, there is a unique opportunity to make a significant change in the way police forces support women whilst pregnant and returning from maternity leave.

UNISON police staff members who have had a period of maternity leave at any point in their policing career are therefore strongly encouraged to take part in the survey.





Ben Priestley

National Officer

UNISON Police and Justice