Frequently Asked Questions

When are this year's camps?

Please see our Booking information page.

What is Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB)?

ASB is defined in law as -

“Behaviour likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress to members of the public not of the same household as the perpetrator"

Or simply, “anything a person does that upsets somebody that lives in a different house”

Who will be leading activities?

Each activity will be delivered by qualified professionals who have been vetted to the appropriate standards.

Who will be looking after my child?

The Police Camps are staffed by an experienced and qualified team, all vetted by their respective organisations.

Volunteers have had DBS checks completed by Bradford College. The team is led by PC Chris Cahill of West Yorkshire Police and Nosheen Qamer of Bradford College and comprises of:

  • West Yorkshire Police Officers
  • Police Community Support Officers, Special Constables, Police Volunteers & Police Explorer
  • Bradford College Staff & Student volunteers
  • West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service
  • British Army
  • Incommunities staff

What if I need to contact my child in an emergency, if I need to collect them for an appointment or I have a concern I would like to raise?

If you need to contact your child or have a concern, the administration staff at the Police Camps Hub (on-site) are available between 8:30am and 5pm on 01274 436416 (Trinity Green, Bradford College) and policesummercamp@bradfordcollege.ac.uk.

For the event at Samuel Lister Academy, contact details will be provided with your booking confirmation details.

What time does my young person need to arrive?

The Police Camp doors open at 8:30am every day; we expect everyone to arrive no later than 8:45am for registration. Activities start at 9:00am.

What should my young person expect on the first morning?

Your young person may be nervous on the first morning but they will soon find their feet and confidence.

Please bring your booking confirmation details with you. These will be sent out by post) on the first morning to confirm you have booked and paid for the Police Camp. The letter must be kept safe because without it we will need to check the database that a place has been booked which will delay the start to the first day for your youngster.

Each youngster will be placed in a group based on their age so will not be able to stay with older or younger siblings.

When you arrive on the first morning, your youngster should enter though the main front doors into the reception area where they will be met by our staff. Please give the CONFIRMATION LETTER to a member of staff who will direct them to the correct registration point. Here they will be registered and given a high visibility vest which they must wear at all times during the camp. They will then be taken to meet their group leader. Activities will begin after a short introduction to the Police Camp.

What about lunch?

Please ensure your young person brings a packed lunch every day. They will not be allowed to leave the event venue to purchase food. We will provide water and fruit throughout the camp. Lunches should be nut free as we have a number of people with serious nut allergies.

What time should I collect my young person?

Please arrive to pick-up young people by 4pm daily. If they are aged 9-11, a nominated responsible adult must collect them from the venue (please be aware you will be asked about this as part of the booking process).

If the young person is aged 12 or over, they will be released at exactly 4pm from the venue unless you have specified otherwise (on the booking form).