WELCOME to the website of Police Chaplaincy UK, a new organisation supporting police chaplains across the United Kingdom and promoting chaplaincy within the police service.
The basic principle of chaplaincy is to provide safe, independent, confidential support and understanding to all, whether or not they have a defined religious belief. 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.
Whilst Police Chaplaincy UK is new, the work of police chaplains is not. In recent years this work has been supported and encouraged by the National Association of Chaplains to the Police (NACP). At its biennial national conference in 2016 NACP voted to disband and create a new organisational model as we respond to the new and increasing challenges placed upon those within the policing family.
Our vision is that, as the work of Police Chaplaincy UK increases, this website becomes not only a resource for those engaged in police chaplaincy, but a source of information for those who are interested in what we do. Thank you for your interest and support.
Chair, Police Chaplaincy UK