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South Wales
Police Youth Volunteer Scheme

BGC Wales is delighted that South Wales Police has partnered with ourselves, the Council for Wales of Voluntary Youth Services (CWVYS), Cardiff Metropolitan University and University of Wales Trinity St David’s to enhance the delivery of the Police Youth Volunteers (PYV) Scheme. The four-year agreement funded by the Police and Crime Commissioner marks an exciting new chapter for the scheme which works with young volunteers aged between 14 and 18. The PYV scheme is part of a police uniformed youth group recognised throughout the UK. It aims to encourage the spirit of adventure and good citizenship and inspire young people to participate positively in their communities and it also delivers volunteer work which helps support local policing priorities.


The Police Youth Volunteering (PYV) Scheme is a programme in which young people aged 14-18 can get involved and build on a variety of skills. The scheme has five main objectives which are as follows; 

  • To encourage the spirit of adventure and good citizenship.

  • To support local policing priorities through volunteering.

  • To give young people a chance to be heard.

  • To inspire young people to participate positively in their communities.

  • To promote a practical understanding of policing amongst all young people.


Our role within the programme is to work alongside the South Wales Police PYV team and develop a programme for the PYV hubs. Through the programme we will be focusing on our young people's well-being, personal development and community engagement. The Peace Mala Award will run through the programme, and The Duke of Edinburgh will also become an opportunity for our young people. 


The programme is not aiming to develop our young people into members of the police force, but aims to provide our young people the opportunity to build a variety of relationships, network and make a positive impact within their communities. 

If you would like to more information please contact Tara Reddy, Youth Work Manager (PYV), 

To view our Safeguarding Statements please click HERE

Alternatively, please find our our full policies in Resources

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