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Mentoring For Women in Policing in the UK

D Carson International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentoring 2009

The aim of this paper is to examine the impact of mentoring on retention of women in policing in the United Kingdom. The research was undertaken with serving female police officers in various police forces in England and utilises a phenomenological approach to find out the experiences of female officers as they go about their duty and to find out what impact mentoring had on them both personally and professionally. The research investigates such areas as the work/life balance, dealing with traumatic events, career-threatening incidents, power in the relationship and cross gender mentoring.

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