We are accepting referrals for the Police Cadets

The Lancashire Constabulary Volunteer Police Cadets are a preventative service aimed at providing young people with the confidence to engage in their community and promote social action.

The Constabulary regularly run recruitment campaigns, usually in the spring (all opportunities to join are posted on the LVP website) however, we will consider referrals all year round.

The Lancashire Constabulary Volunteer Police Cadet scheme is run across Lancashire and offers places for young people aged between 13 and 18 years old. The scheme is:

  • Inclusive of Vulnerable Young People and Representative of Local Communities
  • Free to join and participate
  • Visible and Unformed
  • Offers an introduction to policing and other public services
  • Focusses on social action and doing good in the local community
  • Offers cadets an award scheme that promotes life skills and social action
  • Provides cadets with a safe environment and opportunity to engage in physical activities
  • Encourages Youth Voice and involves cadets in programme management / decision making
  • Promotes lifelong volunteering opportunities

Their motto of ‘Let’s Go Cadets’ remains as strong as ever and the cornerstone of what they stand for.

One of the key aims of the programme is to engage local communities in social action projects and community initiatives that support local people and enhances the local environment.

The scheme delivers life skills in partnership with the DofE.

Referrals can be made by any volunteer or paid staff member from a LVP partner or educational organisation concerning a young person who they consider vulnerable and would benefit from the scheme.  Please note that the young person and their parent/guardian must consent to the referral being made.

When a referral is received the Constabulary will assess the suitability of the young person for a place at one of their Cadet schemes.  The referrer will be made aware of the result however further updates will not be made by the Constabulary. 

To request a referral for the Police Cadets please email cadetadmin@lancashire.police.uk