Scottish Women's Development Forum wins prestigious public service award for championing gender equality
A Police Scotland and Scottish Police Authority staff association has won a significant national award for its work championing gender equality.
The Scottish Women's Development Forum (SWDF) was recognised at the Scottish Public Service Awards on Wednesday, 8 December, 2021. The commendation is for the SWDF's contribution to helping to increase the representation of woman in policing, as well as its ongoing ambition to address the retention, progression and overall experience of all officers and staff across Police Scotland and the SPA.
The Scottish Public Service Awards celebrate excellence from within Scotland’s Public Services including partners within the Third Sector.
The awards at the Scottish Parliament were co-hosted by the Presiding Officer and the Deputy First Minister to recognise the rich and unique diversity of public life in Scotland.
The Championing Gender Equality award is given to an individual, team, group or network initiating and leading action to remove barriers and improve the working experience and engagement levels of employees.
“I am incredibly proud of the SWDF and the trailblazing women who established the association in 2003.
"I am grateful to all our volunteers, who, since then, have dedicated their time and talents to help improve and enhance the experiences of officers and staff throughout the last 18 years. "
"It was a huge privilege to accept the award on their behalf and on behalf of our committee and growing membership.
"To receive this recognition for something we are all very passionate about is incredibly special and just makes us more determined in our aim to Educate, Enable and Empower all officers and staff”.