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Mothers and maternity leave: Are police forces past their ‘due date’?

Under the Operation Uplift recruitment initiative, more female officers and staff are joining UK policing than ever before; but Kendal Wright, Dr Sean Bell and Dr Keely Duddin of the Open University argue that policing’s maternity policies are in need of an overhaul, with a more personalised approach offering greater chances of securing the commitment, motivation and positive mental health of mothers returning from maternity leave.

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