POLICE COMMUNITY CLUBS OF GREAT BRITAIN PROVIDING CARE AND SUPPORT TO THE CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE OF OUR COMMUNITIES PATRON John STEVENS QPM CHAIRMAN Malcolm R CAMPBELL SECRETARY Barry T JONES MBE TREASURER Gordon VALENTINE ESQ VICE CHAIRMAN Derek RULTEN ESQ VICE CHAIRMAN Simon HUMPREY ESQ The Police Community Clubs Of Great Britain aims to support youth and community groups throughout Great Britain in the development of initiatives, which enhance young peoples life skills and promote social inclusion by helping them to make the most of their potential and become responsible citizens, The Police Voluntary Section Committee Members are all Serving or Retired Police Officers. The concept of The Police Community Clubs Of Great Britain came from their experience whilst working with young people in local community settings. Officers work daily with young people and youth professionals who display a vast amount of energy and innovation for developing initiatives, which meet the needs of young people in the new millennium. There is no shortage of ideas, drive and enthusiasm to develop initiatives, Accessing the funds and resources to turn initiatives into tangible activity can be difficult and frustrating tasks, especially for young people, anxious to see their hopes and plans come to fruition. Of course avenues are currently available to develop youth initiatives such as local authority grants, youth schemes and a host of other projects which will support work with young people. However, only a few sources focus solely on developing life skills and citizenship values, with aims of reducing crime and disorder. These are generally difficult to access and many others are restrictive in the groups of young people they support. The Police Community Clubs Of Great Britain provides new means of supporting young people; P.C.C.G.B will concentrate on helping youth projects that have been developed in collaboration between young people and Police Officers. This involves police officers working with some on, most vulnerable young people to help them to improve the quality of their life, by turning their ideas into reality. We aim to divert potential offenders from criminality and for the majority of youngsters who've no connection with crime, to open up new learning, leisure and personal development opportunities. The Police Community Clubs Of Great Britain has been developed specifically to work with young people and recognise the need to provide a service, which is easy to access and help make projects happen quickly. The Police Community Clubs Of Great Britain is also closely aligned to the national crime and disorder strategies. These set local priorities and plans for partnerships working to tackle crime. Work with young people is high on the agenda of these strategies. All of the funded projects will be linked into local pans. By supporting young people in this way, The Police Community Clubs Of Great Britain will seek to address local needs and problems whilst also making a significant contribution to central government objectives for promoting citizenship values and the personal development of young people. Enquiries: Police Community Clubs National Administration Centre. Tel: 0161-429-8457 Fax: 0161-429-6839 All Correspondence To: Barry T. Jones. M.B.E. Secretary P.C.C.G.B. PO Box 110, Stockport, Cheshire, SK3 OFP THE POLICE COMMUNITY CLUBS OF GREAT BRITAIN www.policecommunityclubs.org A Registered & Umbrella Body of the Criminal Records Bureau PATRON Lord John Stevens QPM LL.B Retired Commissioner for the Metropolis Development Officer Barry T JONES MBE The PC Clubs of Great Britain P O Box 715 Lightwater Surrey GU18 5HH Tel/Fax: 01276 489776 e-mail: email@example.com CHAIRMAN Malcolm R CAMPBELL QPM VICE CHAIRMAN Derek RULTEN Simon HUMPHREY MA TREASURER Gordon VALENTINE MA To Whom it may Concern, The Police Community Clubs of Great Britain (PCCGB) do many things, all of which are aimed at providing a safer and more inclusive life for the most disadvantaged children and young people in our communities. Our Structure Patron Lord John Stevens QPM The recently retired Commissioner for the Metropolis The day to day work of the PCCGB is organised ‘entirely voluntarily’ by five serving or retired police officers: The Secretary Detective Constable Barry Jones MBE (Metropolitan Police) Barry is currently a serving officer who is responsible for Child Protection, Risk Assessment and Child Abductions at London Heathrow Airport. The Chairman Malcolm Campbell QPM Malcolm is a retired Metropolitan Police Commander (Assistant Chief Constable) Vice Chairman (1 of 3) Chief Superintendent Simon Humphrey (Metropolitan Police) Simon is currently a serving officer who is head and responsible for a number of sections within the Metropolitan Police including Thames Division and Air Support Services. Vice Chairman (2 of 3) Derek Rulten Derek is a retired Superintendent of Essex Police. Vice Chairman (3 of 3) Commander Stephen James QPM (Metropolitan Police) Stephen is currently a serving officer who is in charge of investigating all Gun Crime in London. Treasurer Detective Inspector Gordon Valentine (Metropolitan Police) Gordon is currently a serving officer who has geographical responsibility for all Police Child Protection Enquiries in various Boroughs throughout West London. Our Work Police Community Clubs We support some 60+ Police Community Clubs, which are run on a voluntary basis entirely by serving or retired police officers or, as a requirement, have at least one such officer on the management committees. The rationale around this requirement is four fold: Where projects are the subject of applications for funding, the officer(s) must ensure that such projects fall within or compliment ‘local crime reduction strategies’: The officer(s) shall ensure that any funding provided is spent in the manner outlined in the application and: The officer(s) shall ensure that any project supported, is capable of being sustained by the group ‘after’ its completion. Further Education Scholarships We seek to fund young people through scholarships at the recently formed Further Education Sports Academies. The Academies provide three year academic or vocational courses, which integrate various sports within the curriculum. Staffed by the country’s finest coaches provided by Sport England, these youngsters are in many cases, given a ‘second chance’ whilst being given the opportunity to excel in their chosen sport. Our policy is to identify prospective students from with the clubs of the PCCGB however, worthy cases, identified by police officers ‘working with disadvantaged young people’ are always considered. Provision of Educational Material With the help of educationalists and other experts in their respective fields, we produce educational material which addresses ‘current’ subjects that when available, support and compliment children, parents and teachers alike. Some of the subjects currently being addressed are Bullying, Vandalism, Bereavement, Personal Safety, Drugs, Health and Racism. Whenever possible we endeavour to provide these publications, free of charge to children, parents, schools, hospitals, clubs etc. Enquiries: Police Community Clubs National Administration Centre. Tel: 0161-429-8457 Fax: 0161-429-6839 All Correspondence To: Barry T. Jones. M.B.E. Secretary P.C.C.G.B. PO Box 110, Stockport, Cheshire, SK3 OFP POLICE COMMUNITY CLUBS OF GREAT BRITAIN PROVIDING CARE AND SUPPORT TO THE CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE OF OUR COMMUNITIES PATRON John STEVENS QPM CHAIRMAN Malcolm R CAMPBELL SECRETARY Barry T JONES MBE TREASURER Gordon VALENTINE ESQ VICE CHAIRMAN Derek RULTEN ESQ VICE CHAIRMAN Simon HUMPREY ESQ Police Community Clubs of Great Britain, concentrates on three themes in its activities. These are: Education and Training, Enhancing learning opportunities, promoting life skills, increasing self esteem and developing motivation in young people. Projects may include education on drug awareness, personal safety training and Initiatives which bridge generations and bring communities closer. The provision of booklets on many and varied subjects which are child friendly whilst being interesting and Informative is another area into which The Police Community Clubs of Great Britain has moved. Our first booklet was the very successful "YOUNG PERSONS GUIDE TO DRUGS, TOBACCO AND ALCOHOL”. We are now distributing equally informative booklets on BULLYING AND VANDALISM. With future plans to cover crime prevention, child protection and many other subjects. Sport and Leisure. Supporting projects that seek to provide a stable environment for young people and which promotes moral values. Examples may include initiatives which open up sporting activities linked to mentoring programmes or sporting clubs, which target and nurture particularly vulnerable or disadvantaged young people. Citizenship. Projects that seek to develop young people as good and active citizens who can make a positive contribution to their communities. Activities to tackle bullying or truancy, working with excluded pupils or developing family support initiatives etc, The potential of The Police Community Clubs of Great Britain is huge. It has a national network of professionals to support the development and delivery of projects and the means to tap into the ideas of young people in a way that has never been done before. The concept is Innovative, focused and at the forefront of current thinking on working with young people, tackling social exclusion and building sustainable communities. For those who support this Voluntary Section, may I thank you most sincerely, for those who wish to discuss The Police Community Clubs of Great Britain, support us in our efforts, or require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me on the telephone number or address at the foot of this letter. Enquiries: Police Community Clubs National Administration Centre. Tel: 0161-429-8457 Fax: 0161-429-6839 All Correspondence To: Barry T. Jones. M.B.E. Secretary P.C.C.G.B. PO Box 110, Stockport, Cheshire, SK3 OFP POLICE COMMUNITY CLUBS OF GREAT BRITAIN PROVIDING CARE AND SUPPORT TO THE CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE OF OUR COMMUNITIES PATRON Sir John STEVENS QPM CHAIRMAN Malcolm R CAMPBELL QPM SECRETARY Barry T JONES MBE TREASURER Gordon VALENTINE MA VICE CHAIRMAN Derek RULTEN MA VICE CHAIRMAN Simon HUMPHREY MA The PCCGB comprises serving and retired police officers whose work supports young people through EDUCATION, SPORT & LEISURE and GOOD CITIZENSHIP. Last year over 450,000 children were bullied in school. Many play truant to escape their tormentors but then get involved in vandalism, graffiti and petty crime. Up to 20 children every year commit suicide because they feel ALONE and do not know how to ask for the help they desperately need. In response to this, the POLICE COMMUNITY CLUBS OF GREAT BRITAIN (PCCGB) are currently engaged in a national initiative to ensure children between the ages of 7 and 11 are educated about the dangers of bullying and vandalism. Under our educational program and as part of the national curriculum, the PCCGB has designed a 56-page, A5 size, full-coloured young persons self- help guide called, “BARNEY and ECHO - a friendship made”. This program was developed to support teachers and parents in addressing the important issues of bullying and vandalism through stories, puzzles and play. The guide was specially written and designed solely for primary and junior school children. THE CHILDREN OF YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY NEED YOUR SUPPORT…. …to be able to distribute these self- help guides, free of charge, into schools. The children of your local community are asking businesses to BUY the guides for their school. We’re sure you'll see the HUGE potential benefit of this program to the whole community. The goal of the PCCGB is to distribute many thousands of the young person’s self-help guides necessary to Each and EVERY child in each postal code area. We can only achieve this goal with the help of businesses, like you, sponsoring the local children.... …..CAN YOU HELP? Barry T. Jones. M.B.E. Secretary. P.C.C.G.B Enquiries: Police Community Clubs National Administration Centre. Tel: 0161-429-8457 Fax: 0161-429-6839All Correspondence To: Barry T. Jones. M.B.E. Secretary P.C.C.G.B. PO Box 110, Stockport, Cheshire, SK3 OFP POLICE COMMUNITY CLUBS OF GREAT BRITAIN PROVIDING CARE AND SUPPORT TO THE CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE OF OUR COMMUNITIES PATRON John STEVENS QPM CHAIRMAN Malcolm R CAMPBELL SECRETARY Barry T JONES MBE TREASURER Gordon VALENTINE ESQ VICE CHAIRMAN Derek RULTEN ESQ VICE CHAIRMAN Simon HUMPREY ESQ BULLYING & VANDALISM Thank You for your interest in supporting this much needed local community program. THE POLICE COMMUNITY CLUBS OF GREAT BRITAIN, BULLYING AND VANDALISM CAMPAIGN. WITH BARNEY AND ECHO BELOW ARE THE LEVELS OF SUPPORT THE MAJORITY OF BUSINESSES ARE HELPING WITH. GOLD AWARD 1,000 CHILDREN SUPPORTED 500 CHILDREN SUPPORTED 250 CHILDREN SUPPORTED SILVER AWARD 200 160 120 CHILDREN SUPPORTED CHILDREN SUPPORTED CHILDREN SUPPORTED BRONZE AWARD 80 40 CHILDREN SUPPORTED CHILDREN SUPPORTED £480 £240 £1200 £ 960 £ 720 £6,000 £3,000 £1,500 MANY THANKS ONCE AGAIN FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION. I SHALL CONTACT YOU AGAIN SOON TO DISCUSS THE LEVEL OF YOUR SUPPORT.