Congratulations to Claire Batt, Welfare Officer for the Defence Police Federation, who has been awarded an MBE in the New Year’s Honours.
Claire has been recognised for her work in redefining the welfare services offered to MDP officers and generally “for her services to the Ministry of Defence Police.”
Claire now assists some 2,700 staff with their welfare needs, with a lot of her work helping Officers with disabilities get back to work and to ensure their invaluable skillsets are kept within the MOD. She also focusses on mental health awareness work within the force.
On receiving the award, Claire said: “It is truly humbling to be receiving this MBE. I am the proudest person for others who are recognised, but never imagined that would be me.”
“It’s so nice to have been recognised for all the work I’ve done over the past 5 years, it’s taken a lot to get our welfare offering to what it is today.”
“I’d like to thank our Chief Officer Group for their recommendation, and also to the Defence Police Federation, their support throughout it all has been amazing. I really couldn’t have done this without my colleagues. “
Claire has also carried out extensive work alongside the Police Firearms Officers Association to ensure the Officers she supports receive the best welfare possible.