Providing a helping hand if the unimaginable happens

The Police Children’s Charity is a registered Charity which aims to support Police families by helping to ease the financial pressures of bringing up children in the face of life-changing circumstances.

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The Police Children’s Charity is a registered Charity which aims to support Police families by helping to ease the financial pressures of bringing up children in the face of life-changing circumstances. These circumstances could involve the death of the Police Donor Parent or their partner, or where the Police Donor takes early medical retirement. This applies to both on and off duty incidents or issues.

The Charity also provides financial assistance to support the mental health and wellbeing of the children of Serving Police Donors.

The Police put their lives on the line every day to keep our neighbourhoods and communities safe and free from crime. While no amount of money can replace a Parent, support from the Charity can provide a degree of financial certainly in difficult times.

Support the Charity and together we can help safeguard our beneficiary children’s future.

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Real Life Stories

Chelsea Atkinson

 

After 7 years of being supported by this wonderful charity, I wanted to share my gratitude and how the help from this charity has allowed me to achieve my goals. I have now complet...

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France Family Story

David was medically retired from North Yorkshire Police early in 2021.  In total he had served over 25 years in the Police before being medically retired with Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disor...

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Wilkie Family – Serving Grant

Alan is a full time officer attached to Operational Support Division based within D Division of Police Scotland. He joined the Police in August 1998. His wife Claire is a part time teacher assis...

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Remember whatever your next step we might be able to help financially so please check out the grants available here www.thepolicechildrenscharity.org/get-help/grants/
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We would like to wish all collecting results today good luck.
Remember whatever your next step we might be able to help financially so please check out the grants available here https://www.thepolicechildrenscharity.org/get-help/grants/

At our recent Board of Trustee's Meeting we said thank you to British Transport Police Federation's Nobby Goodband who retired as a Trustee after two years.

"It has been a privilege to be a trustee of two of the foremost police charities. I had knowledge of the work of the Police Treatment Centres from personal experience, but I have very much appreciated learning more about The Police Children's Charity .

Although you don’t know these people or ever meet them, it’s a nice feeling to be able to support someone in their time of need, particularly children who have lost a parent or carer. The charity helps in ways I wouldn’t have seen or understood unless I had been a trustee. I had a simplistic view that it offered an ‘escape’ with stays at St Andrews and Castlebrae, provided respite at home and a donation at Christmas but there’s so much more to it. From paying for driving lessons to converting someone’s home to be wheelchair accessible, the help can really make a difference.

The Police Children’s Charity is a fantastic charity that asks for very little money. Not everyone sees or understands the benefits, especially younger cops, and that’s perhaps because of the stage they’re at in their personal lives. However, we need to keep reminding officers that life can change in an instant.

I firmly believe BTP should hold a position on the Board of Trustees and that role doesn’t necessarily have to be done by the Federation. It has been nice to see the ACC from Nottinghamshire and the Chief of West Yorkshire, for example, having an input as Trustees but also supporting the charity. That’s massive and sends a message to officers and staff about the value the charity brings.

As I retire, Mark Marshallsay will take on the Trustee role and I’m sure BTP Federation will continue to be as supportive of the Police Treatment Centres and Police Children’s Charity as it ever has been."

Everyone at both Charities wish all the best to Nobby for his retirement.
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Here Chelsea tells her story of how the Charity has supported her since losing her dad. www.thepolicechildrenscharity.org/real-life-stories/chelsea-atkinson/ ... See MoreSee Less

Here Chelsea tells her story of how the Charity has supported her since losing her dad. https://www.thepolicechildrenscharity.org/real-life-stories/chelsea-atkinson/

We are very excited to share with you that the Winner of the Electric Car Competition is......

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Its that time of year where new school uniforms are being bought and last minute items for summer holidays.
Do you use Amazon if so have you got us as your charity of choice? As a Charity we get donations for you just shopping.
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Its that time of year where new school uniforms are being bought and last minute items for summer holidays. 
Do you use Amazon if so have you got us as your charity of choice? As a Charity we get donations for you just shopping.

BIG NEWS

The winner of the Car Competition has been drawn today by our CEO Patrick Cairns and we will be announcing the winner next week in our newsletter.
Sign up to the newsletter here to receive updates on the charity. (Scroll down to the bottom of the page to sign up) www.thepolicechildrenscharity.org/
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BIG NEWS

The winner of the Car Competition has been drawn today by our CEO Patrick Cairns and we will be announcing the winner next week in our newsletter. 
Sign up to the newsletter here to receive updates on the charity. (Scroll down to the bottom of the page to sign up) https://www.thepolicechildrenscharity.org/
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