The Conference this year marked another exciting and momentous year, celebrating the programme now reaching over 10,000 cadets across the UK and the award of a Home Office Police Innovation Grant of £1.8M over the next 2 years. This grant will deliver a new innovative digital platform, online adult training, pump-priming grants for new units and a body of evidence based research into the benefits of the VPC programme.
The conference was hosted by Police Scotland Youth Volunteers and opened by Inspector Craig Rankine at The Police Scotland College at Tulliallan Castle in Fife. It was attended by nearly 150 delegated from all over the Country. The delegates experienced a showcase presentation from young leaders on the exciting peer education road safety training, ‘The Honest Truth’ as well as a showcase on the new online adult training.
Ed Sherry, the National VPC Programme Director said “I was so proud to hear the achievements of our young leaders in delivering these exciting social action programmes and look forward to more success in the coming years and I look forward to working with Police forces in our ambition to double the number of young people in the programme to 20,000 by 2018.”