Volunteer Police Cadets

If you thinking about giving your children a little bit more structure on a daily basis then consider The Volunteer Police Cadets (VPC). VPC started in London in 1988. Now there’s a VPC unit in every borough and it’s a central component of the Met’s youth outreach.

It is open to boys and girls of all faith groups and races between the ages of 10 and 21 years, and everyone is very welcome. Metropolitan-Police-logo

Core principles

The success of the VPC is based on research identifying what’s effective in working with young people from a wide range of backgrounds, including those at risk of offending. This research suggests the following four principles, which are central to how the VPC works:

  • Developing ‘social citizens’ using the latest ideas in pro-social modelling
  • Creating a warm, supportive and enthusiastic youth community with a welcoming approach
  • Providing effective peer, leader and role model guidance using proven techniques
  • Inspiring community involvement using restorative problem solving approaches.

VPC coordinators:
PC Lillian Brader

Meeting Details:
Thursday 19:00 – 21:30hrs

For further details contact the VPC coordinator

Correspondence Address:
Bexleyheath Police Station
2 Arnsberg Way

To find out more visit:



A Personal Journey

After 69 years in one Christian Faith, my mentor, a Franciscan Friar from
New Mexico, suggested to me that I become a traveller, visiting a different
faith group each week. I have done that, and been very happy doing so,
visiting Sikhs, Hindus, Muslims, Pentecostals, Baptists, C of E and
Catholics. All have made me very welcome. Thus membership of BIF sits very
well with my journey.

God, in Genesis, and in person, has made very clear to me, that he made me
“in his own image and likeness. Therefore, by definition he must love me
and he does. All religions emphasise God’s clear message that the main
commandment is to love God, and in gratitude for his love, to love all of
humanity for his sake. So I do so. As I visit each faith centre, I am
standing in solidarity with them and our shared God. I acknowledge the fact
that God resides within us all by the greeting “Namaste”, “The Divine within
me, salutes the Divine within you”. So I try to love the other nine and a
half billion people that I share this world with. Sometimes I find the odd
one that it is difficult to love!! I am after all human!

When I pray, I shut all things from my mind and ask God to enter and guide
me in my life. I never ask him for anything, for he knows what I want and
need. If it is good for me, he will give it to me, for he loves me.
Hopefully he is telling me I am on the right path. I am generally happy.
Again I am human and have my share of disappointments with this life.

I want to thank Trevor and his Team at BIF, they are doing a great job.

By Tony Creed

25th June 2018

For more information on the Forum please email bexleyinterfaithforum@gmail.com or call Rev Trevor Wyatt at 07860306746