The Ethical Oversight Panel (EOP) brings together nine experts who advise the Vulnerability & Policing Futures Research Centre on ethical issues that arise in its work.
The subject matter of the Centre’s research and its work with vulnerable people mean that ethical questions requiring thoughtful management often need addressing. The EOP’s independent guidance helps the Centre to work through ethical implications and challenges of its work, particularly around the use of data.
The key functions of the EOP are:
- To challenge and advise the Centre on ethical issues to help navigate obstacles and support rigorous best practice;
- To support and hold the Centre to account when managing tensions associated with co-production methods with a wide variety of stakeholders, including police and those subject to policing interventions;
- To liaise closely with the Centre Leadership Team while operating independently of it.
The Ethical Oversight Panel is co-chaired by Professor Stephen Holland (University of York) and Professor Iyiola Solanke (University of Oxford). The Panel includes people with lived experiences that fall under the remit of vulnerability policing.