Working with police and local government
The aim of the pages on this microsite is to provide a resource for local authority politicians, as well as managers and operational staff within local government and the police with information on some of the current issues within animal welfare.
The RSPCA works closely with the police and local authorities in tackling animal cruelty problems and it is important that we all learn from each other when promoting animal welfare. We have developed a number of good practice guides and advice notes.
We have been able to identify and share good practice between local authorities, housing providers and contingency planners through the Society’s annual Community Animal Welfare Footprint (CAWF) award scheme. For further information about CAWF please see the pages on this website. Since this award scheme was started in 2008 we have been able to produce good practice guides covering housing, contingency planning and stray dogs.
Additionally the RSPCA works with a number of police forces and Police and Crime Commissioners to identify good practice and assist with improving working dog welfare. We have worked very successfully with the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC), as part of their Police Dog Working Group, in developing standards for the transportation of police dogs (an important welfare issue for dogs).
There are also good practice guides to help practitioners when they deal with animals. For example working with local authority officers and dog handlers to develop good practice guides on handling dogs and also protecting the welfare of seized dogs.
Finally we produce a number of advice leaflets and information aimed at helping owners of animals to be more responsible.
We very much hope these resources and leaflets are of assistance to our colleagues in the public sector and social housing providers.
Briefings for Officers
The RSPCA is regularly asked for information and advice on specific issues and topics. We are happy to provide these position...
Good practice guides
The RSPCA has developed and published a number of good practice guides in a range of areas to help improve...