Do you want to work alongside the Police and keep students safe on nights out?
The SCP scheme is funded by Cheltenham's Late Night Levy Fund.
Student Community Patrollers are UoG student volunteers, who have been well-trained to assist students and non-students who get into difficulty on a night out. Our volunteers are highly valued and make a real difference in the community.
The scheme was featured in a BBC points west video broadcast 31/12/15 here
This is a fantastic way to demonstrate and hone your skills in communication and dealing with challenging situations. The SCPs give minor first aid, call taxis, direct students and stay in constant contact with doorstaff and the Police.
Student Community Patroller volunteers will undertake a compulsory 4 day training course to SIA level. This will be provided free-of-charge to students and students can then apply for an SIA Badge if they wish (at their own cost), which provides them with the opportunity to work as a Door Supervisor in their own time. Disclosure & Barring (formerly ‘CRB’) checks would be undertaken as part of this process.
Above: The BBC Filming one of the Student Community Patrollers in Cheltenham
Student Community Patrollers will also undertake a compulsory 4-hour training course in Basic First-Aid. This will equip you with life-saving skills and enable you to identify and deal with emergencies such as students who collapse, who are injured, choking, allergic reactions, etc.
Student Community Patrollers will also receive training from Police Officers, which will focus on the logistics of the scheme and equip you to handle yourself in challenging situations. There will be opportunities to join the Police during Race Week.
Please get in touch with Josh, Community Patrol Co-ordinator firstname.lastname@example.org