Working Together & Reaching Goals

Police Children’s Fund is a member of Police Charities UK (PCUK), a unique group of police charities who collaborate for the benefit of serving/former members of UK police forces and their families.

Last Monday we attended one of the two formal PCUK meetings a year. On this occasion, it was held at Flint House in Goring-on-Thames, where we met with representatives from the other member charities within the group.

Several guest speakers had been invited along to share information on topics ranging from bereavement by suicide to police disability sports. There was also a contribution from a member of the Home Office discussing their focus on wellbeing within the policing community and engagement with police charities via the Police Covenant. An enlightening day.

Collaboration and teamwork are imperative for smaller charities who are looking to create a sustainable long-term future in delivering their mission. Working together and sharing knowledge can help us achieve goals which might otherwise elude us. Our attendance at the meeting helped us recognise the benefits of teamwork…

  • Sharing best practice
  • Sharing resources
  • Learning and sharing new skills
  • Raising awareness
  • Developing opportunities for sponsorship and wider support
  • Using differing perspectives and feedback to improve efficiency, innovation and growth

We came away from the meeting feeling positive, buzzing with ideas for the Fund and thinking of ways in which we can support other members of the group. We bonded with the reps from the other charities and we look forward to maximising these new working relationships.

A big ‘thank you’ to the staff at Flint House who were so generous in providing a beautiful venue, comfy accommodation and first class catering for the meeting.

We are so proud to be part of PCUK.