Welcome

As Chair of Police Chaplaincy UK, it gives me immense pleasure to welcome you to our website and I hope you will find it informative and useful. Police Chaplaincy UK supports police chaplains across the United Kingdom as well as promoting chaplaincy within the police service and our vision is to establish and bring uniformity to chaplaincy across all police forces in the UK. Police Chaplaincy UK exists to offer support, guidance and a range of resources for all police chaplains who respond to the new and increasing challenges faced by all within the police family.

The basic principle of chaplaincy is to provide safe, independent, confidential support to individuals of all faiths/beliefs and none, therefore you do not have to have or be affiliated to a faith or a belief to access chaplaincy support or guidance.

Within the police service, we do this: by offering personal, practical and spiritual care to all officers, staff and their families; through operational support, being a resource where faith and operational issues interact; by supporting police personnel when dealing with major and critical incidents.My hope is that, through the work of Police Chaplaincy UK and in partnership with forces we will continue to build on the recognized good work already done and through sharing good practice, innovative ideas and resources will continue to build effective and valued Chaplaincies. My vision is that this is best done in a way that serves each force but also recognises the requirement for standards and training that will enable collaboration and interoperability across the Service.

Going forward in due course, our hope here at Police Chaplaincy UK, is that this website becomes not only a resource for those engaged in police chaplaincy, but a source of information for those who seek to establish new or refresh the existing models of chaplaincy as well as finding out more about the work of Police Chaplaincy UK.

Thank you for your interest, I hope you find the website interesting, if you have any suggestion, ideas or enquiries, I would be delighted to hear from you.

Patrick Samuels

Patrick Samuels

Chair, Police Chaplaincy UK

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