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Welcome to Police Care UK

We are the charity for serving and veteran police officers and staff, volunteers, and their families who have suffered any physical or psychological harm as a result of policing.

We are independent of the police service, and are funded entirely by donations and fundraising - we receive no money from government or forces for our work.

If you would like to discuss the practical, emotional or financial support that Police Care can potentially provide, please make a referral below or call 0300 012 0030 and ask to speak to a member of our team.

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NEW: The Wolf Was Not Sleeping children's book

Meet Wolfgang, Bear, their friends and the team with our brand new book and help us to support police families with young children manage anxiety and concerns about having parents working within UK policing.

The Wolf Was Not Sleeping narrated by Dame Lynne Owens

Watch the video of our special children's book. Created by Theory Films and narrated by Dame Lynne Owens.

How we help

Policing has a lasting impact on the physical and psychological welfare of police officers and staff, volunteers, and their families. This affects them during and after service. That's why we provide confidential care for life.

Who we've helped

We've cared for more than 10,000 serving and veteran police and their families come to terms with their situation, and rebuild their lives. Here are just a few of their stories.

How you can help

We receive no money from Government or police forces to support our work, and rely on donations and fundraising to care for the thousands of serving and veteran police, and their families, who need our help every day.

Make a purchase

Visit our Police Care UK shop and see what goodies are available! All purchases from our shop help fund our vital services supporting police officers and staff, volunteers, and their families who have suffered any physical or psychological harm as a result of policing.

Latest news

The Wolf Was Not Sleeping

The Wolf was Not Sleeping is a heart-warming bedtime story specially written by Avril McDonald to soothe the anxiety of children whose parents work as first responders and to help initiate emotional wellbeing conversations.  This special UK police edition has been written and designed in collaboration with Police Care UK as part of our offer to support families of serving police personnel.

Police Care UK host event at New Scotland Yard

On 16th March Police Care UK hosted a showcase event at New Scotland Yard, the headquarters for the Metropolitan Police Service, with 70 supporters in attendance.

Trauma Impact Prevention Techniques vs Trauma-Focused Therapies

Trauma Impact Prevention Techniques (TIPT) is an evidence based, peer reviewed set of strategies designed to aid healthy cognitive processing of difficult life events. It has been designed specifically for (and with) the Police, given the high levels of trauma exposure on the job. Research shows that as well as over 90% of officers being trauma exposed, prevalence of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) within the police is around 20%. Many more (55%) feel like they don’t have opportunity to properly process their work experiences, which is a significant precursor to trauma potential (Miller et al, 2018., Brewin et al, 2019).

The Policing Mind

How does it feel to be a police officer? We’re very pleased to announce the publication of The Policing Mind, written by our Police Care UK Director of Research, Dr Jessica Miller.

Police Care UK pilot new Peer Support Wellbeing Week

Following feedback and engagement from our team of peer support volunteers, many of whom have been through ill-health retirement themselves, Police Care UK have designed a programme to further support those going through the process.

Perkjam

Police Care UK now have access to huge discounts, at national and local retailers, thanks to our new partnership with Perkjam! We have teamed up with Perkjam to offer deals, discounts and freebies across entertainment, technology, travel and more!

What we do

We ensure everyone is aware of the harm experienced in policing

Police Care UK believes everyone should understand the dangers police face everyday, and how the harm they suffer can affect them and their families. Through improving awareness, we help develop appropriate services to support them, and reduce the shame of physical and psychological injuries so that people can get the care they need with dignity.

We enable police and families to recover and rebuild their lives

Police Care UK believes that police and families should always have someone to turn to that understands their situation and can respond effectively to their needs. By providing a specialist and confidential programme of practical, emotional, and financial support, we help more people effectively recover and rebuild their lives.

We engage with the police service to do all it can to reduce or prevent harm

Police Care UK believes that caring for their people is the duty of every police organisation. Our role is to complement this care, and help identify gaps through targeted services, projects, and programmes.

Become a Friend of Police Care

As a Friend of Police Care, you can give knowing your support is directly helping members of the Police Family who have suffered both physical and psychological harm. Police Care UK is the National Charity that supports both serving and retired Police Officers and Staff who have suffered physical and psychological harm, helping them recover and rebuild their lives.

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