Local Approaches to Policing: a Police Community Relations sandpit.

Thursday 7th June 2018, 10.00 am - 3.00 pm

Edinburgh Law School, University of Edinburgh, Outreach Centre, Holyrood Road

Local Approaches to Policing (LAP) is an ambitious and diverse programme of work being developed by Police Scotland in pursuance of Policing 2026. It seeks to encourage creative and evidence-based practice both at the level of front-line local service delivery, and in relation to the support and call handling systems that provide essential support for that work. LAP provides the focus for this sandpit event and for the Collaborative Project funding call that is attached to it.

Participants will be invited to submit proposals for research projects to be funded from a Police Community Relations Collaborative Project Fund that allign with eight themes/areas of work that have been identified through dialogue with the LAP team as being of particular interest:


Police Community Relations Collaborative Project Funding

As noted, a key objective of the sandpit is that it should stimulate connections and ideas that can be taken forward and actioned beyond the sandpit itself. It is envisaged that there will be tangible outcomes and outputs that result from the sandpit. SIPR will award Police Community Relations Collaborative Project Funding grants to support ongoing activity that emerges from the sandpit.

Please download FULL DETAILS of the "sandpit" for further information

Police Community Relations Collaborative Project Funding grants will be valued at up to £20,000.

Please download AN APPLICATION FORM FOR FUNDING. THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS 28 SEPTEMBER 2018

Applications should be submitted to Tim Heilbronn, SIPR Business & KT Manager (t.d.heilbronn@dundee.ac.uk) by 28th September 2018. These timelines are designed to allow potential collaborators to continue or start working together on proposals following the sandpit. All applications will be reviewed by the SIPR Executive Committee and the Police Community Relations Brokering Team and awards will be announced in October/early November 2018, with the expectation that projects would normally commence shortly afterwards, and before the close of the calendar year at the latest.

Please download FULL DETAILS of the "sandpit"

The sandpit: approach and organisation

The sandpit is open to all members of the SIPR network and all practitioners and organisations with an interest in Local Approaches to Policing. The idea is for the agenda to be open, and for there to be maximum opportunities for similarly minded participants to share ideas.


PLACES ARE FREE, BUT MUST BE BOOKED. TO REGISTER, PLEASE COMPLETE THE FORM BELOW BY 25th MAY.

Be sure to include your institutional affiliation and if there is a particular issue or topic in which you have an interest. All participants will be asked to provide a 5 minute 'pitch' of their field of interest/expertise and/or of any specific research ideas that they would actively like to share and engage potential collaborators with. In order to assist with the organisation of the event around participants' own contributions we urge you to inform organisers at least 48 hrs in advance if it becomes apparent that you will not be able to attend.







For further details, please contact the Business and Knowledge Transfer Manager, Tim Heilbronn (t.d.heilbronn@dundee.ac.uk)




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University of Edinburgh
This 'sandpit' is kindly being hosted by the Edinburgh Law School


University of Edinburgh

PLACES ARE FREE, BUT MUST BE BOOKED. TO REGISTER, PLEASE COMPLETE THE FORM BELOW BY 25th MAY

Police Community Relations Collaborative Project Funding

A key objective of the sandpit is that it should stimulate connections and ideas that can be taken forward and actioned beyond the sandpit itself. SIPR will award Police Community Relations Collaborative Project Funding grants (up to £8,000) to support ongoing activity that emerges from the sandpit.



Please download AN APPLICATION FORM FOR FUNDING. THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS 28 SEPTEMBER 2018


Please download AN INFORMATION SHEET on the Sandpit