UNISON Members involved in a PIP - Call 07557 775327 Police Post Incident Procedures: advice for members and reps
Police Post Incident Procedures: advice for members and reps
UNISON offers a 24 hour Police Post Incident Procedures (PIP) legal helpline for UNISON members of police staff in England and Wales who are involved in an incident where someone dies, may die, or is seriously injured following contact with the police. To access this service you must have been a member of UNISON for at least four weeks before the incident happened. Advice for members Your first call - If you are involved in a post incident procedure (PIP) you should immediately call the on-call accredited UNISON rep on 07557 775327 available 24 hours a day. Then call the legal helpline on 0808 164 9332 to get access to advice and support. The helpline is open 24 hours and is free to call (although some service providers may charge). When to call You should call the PIP legal helpline if you are a UNISON member of police staff and you are involved in an incident which is subject to post incident procedures. Police forces operate these procedures when, following contact with the police, someone dies (or is expected to die) or suffers injuries that are life changing or potentially life changing. What else should you do Contact your local PIP accredited UNISON representative as you will also need immediate assistance from the union. If you prefer, your PIP accredited rep can call the helpline on your behalf. You should not discuss the case with anyone, or make any statements to anyone else, or hand over any personal items, before speaking to a legal representative via the PIP helpline and your UNISON representative has arrived.
So, make sure you contact UNISON by calling our PIP legal helpline for access to legal support. Also make sure you contact your PIP accredited local UNISON representative as soon as possible.
You will need to have your UNISON membership number to hand when you call the helpline. There is space to write your membership number on our PIP legal helpline card, which will be supplied to you by your UNISON branch.