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Charity amnesty for Special Constables

7 July, 2022

British Transport
Police Federation
July 7, 2022

Charity amnesty for Special Constables

The Police Treatment Centres charity is holding an amnesty for Special Constables.

For £1.80 a week, Specials within the charity's constituent forces, could have the comfort of knowing the charity will be on hand in the event they are injured or ill, to provide treatment, support and recuperation, including intensive, police-specific physiotherapy and rehabilitation.

Specials who sign up between now and 30 September can access treatment without the usual 12 month wait, subject to clinical assessment and waiting times.

In welcoming Specials, the charity issued the following:

"While the PTC is a police charity and is here to provide a service for our police patients, like all organisations, we have to be financially solvent. The vast majority of our running costs come from patient donations, but we are fully aware of the terms and conditions of Special Constables and the fact that you are not paid.

"We are currently exploring funding options in conjunction with the Association of Special Constabulary Chief Officers (ASCCO). It is possible that some of your Chief Constables or Police and Crime Commissioners might be prepared to pay for some or all of your donation to the PTC, but this is simply one of a number of options at this stage, and it is likely that there will be variations in the policy from Force to Force."

As an alternative and indeed to expedite the process, Special Constables can now sign up directly by direct debit, should they wish to do so.

Find out more about the Police Treatment Centres and sign up here.