Our team of experts have put together a list of key dates and events in 2021 to look out for, which are relevant for Police services, Fire & Rescue, Emergency services, Armed Forces, Prison and Probation. Add these to your diary to raise awareness, support your workforce and show your support for the community.
4 FEBRUARY – TIME TO TALK DAY #TimeToTalk
Time to Talk Day is the day that we get the nation talking about mental health. This year’s event might look a little different, but at times like this open conversations about mental health are more important than ever. Read our interview with Dr Benedict Eccles, Head of Practice, Skills for Justice about leadership and complexity during crisis here.
8 – 14 FEBRUARY – NATIONAL APPRENTICESHIP WEEK #NAW2021 #BuildTheFuture
National Apprenticeship Week is coordinated by the National Apprenticeship Service and is designed to celebrate apprenticeships and the positive impact they have on individuals, businesses and the wider economy. Skills for Justice will be supporting this day through various activities, so please stay tuned to our website and social media pages for updates. Click here to find out how we can support you with apprenticeships.
1 – 7 MARCH - NATIONAL ON-CALL RECRUITMENT #NeedMore #OnCallFire
The National On-Call Recruitment campaign aims to highlight the opportunities to become a professional firefighter which are open to people from all walks of life.
8 MARCH – INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY #ChooseToChallenge #IWD2021
International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women's equality. We had a look at the journey taken by women who wish to pursue a career in law, have a look here.
1-30 APRIL – STRESS AWARENESS MONTH #StressAwarenessMonth
During Stress Awareness Month, justice professionals and justice promotion experts across the country will join forces to increase public awareness about the causes and cures for our modern stress epidemic. Access our report COVID-19 Insights: Impact on staff and priorities for recovery here which is a helpful tool for reflection and key workforce planning to reduce stress in your workforce.
4 MAY - INTERNATIONAL FIREFIGHTERS DAY #InternationalFirefightersDay
International Firefighters’ Day (IFFD) recognises and honours the sacrifices that firefighters make to ensure that their communities and environment are as safe as possible. It’s an opportunity to give thanks to those firefighters.
10-16 MAY – MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek
The Mental Health Foundation hosts this week each year to raise awareness of mental health issues which can often be overseen. Previous years have focused on anxiety, relationships, sleep deprivation and exercise. This year the theme is nature and the environment.
7 – 23 MAY – LEARNING AT WORK WEEK #learningatworkweek
Learning at Work Week is an annual event in organised by the Campaign for Learning. It aims to put a spotlight on the importance and benefits of learning and development at work as well as building a learning culture at work.
23 JUNE - RESERVES DAY #ReservesDay
The contribution Reservists make to our Armed Forces often goes unrecognised. As such an annual Reserves Day was created to highlight and recognise the valuable contribution Reservists make to our Armed Forces.
26 JUNE - ARMED FORCES DAY #SaluteOurForces
Armed Forces Day is an opportunity to show support and give thanks to current serving troops in the Armed Forces, as well as veterans and cadets.
17 JULY - WORLD DAY FOR INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE #InternationalJusticeDay
The World Day for International Justice is celebrated to commemorate the historic adoption of the Rome Statute and establishment of the new system of international criminal justice in the year 1998.
9 SEPTEMBER – EMERGENCY SERVICES DAY (999 DAY) #999DAY
The Emergency Services Day promotes the work of the emergency services, using the emergency services responsibly, educates the public about basic lifesaving skills, and promotes the many career and volunteering opportunities available.
26 SEPTEMBER - NATIONAL POLICE MEMORIAL DAY @NPMD2021
The National Police Memorial Day salutes the remarkable heroism of police officers everywhere and remembers those who have given their lives in the line of duty. The day provides a dignified and sensitive service of remembrance to honour the courage and ultimate sacrifice of Police officers throughout the United Kingdom.
29 SEPTEMBER – HIDDEN HEROES DAY #HiddenHeroesDay
First held in 2020, Hidden Heroes Day is a national day paying tribute to the hidden heroes working in UK prisons, IRCs, probation and youth justice services.
11-15 OCTOBER - NATIONAL WORK LIFE WEEK #WorkLifeWeek
National Work Life Week is an opportunity for both employers and employees to focus on wellbeing at work and work life balance.
25 NOVEMBER – 10 DECEMBER – 16 DAYS OF ACTION AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE #16DaysofAction
16 Days of Action Against Domestic Violence is aimed at businesses to support them to act against domestic abuse and violence.
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