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“Our mission is to recruit and train volunteers most of whom will be drawn from Christian churches of different denominations. Our volunteers will provide a listening ear and offer practical help to the socially marginalised and the needy.
We patrol the streets of North Staffordshire during the daytime & night time economies, and work in partnership with the police, local councils and a range of voluntary and statutory organisations in order to reach and help all those in need.
The vision of Street Chaplains is to demonstrate the love of God in a practical, caring and non-judgemental way in order that people might be helped and supported”
Aims & Objectives
STREET CHAPLAINS are a church based, interdenominational response to urban problems. Their main role is to be available to listen, support and provide help if needed. Their focus is on all ages and to help them feel safe within their neighbourhood or night time venue.
STREET CHAPLAINS work in partnership with other local professional agencies such as the Police, local council and safer-city partnership.They also provide extensive training for the volunteers, that covers all aspects of working in the community (First Aid, Drug & Alcohol Awareness, De-escalation skills, Street Safety etc)
STREET CHAPLAINS is a non-statutory, uniformed, visible presence that offers reassurance and reduces the fear of crime.
The working practice of Street Chaplains is to: