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National Police Chiefs’ Council receives special brain injury award

Fri 06 Dec 2019

The National Police Chiefs’ Council has received a special award from the brain injury charity Headway to thank them for its vital support.

The Council was awarded a Trustees’ Special Award, an accolade created to mark the 40th Anniversary of Headway – the brain injury association, at the event on Friday, 6 December

It received the special accolade for its support of the charity’s Justice Project. The project aims to raise awareness of brain injury within the criminal justice system, and ensure survivors are identified at the earliest possible opportunity to ensure they receive appropriate support.

A key aspect of the project was the Headway Brain injury Identity Card, which was launched by His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales.

Andrew Green, Chairman of Headway, said he was delighted to present the award to the Council and thanked it for its continued support.

He said: “The National Police Chiefs’ Council has supported the Justice Project since its inception. As soon as we approached the Council, it recognised the value of what we were seeking to achieve.

“The NPCC immediately agreed for Headway to use its logo on the Brain Injury ID Card, giving it greater authority and credibility among police officers. It also played an instrumental role in raising awareness of the project right across the police service.”

“We wanted to use our 40th anniversary to give special thanks to organisations who have joined us in making a difference to the lives of brain injury survivors, and without doubt the council has done so.”

National Police Chiefs’ Council Chair Martin Hewitt said: “It is vital for those working in the emergency services to be able to identify vulnerable people living with brain injuries and ensure that they receive appropriate responses and support.

“It was important for police chiefs to work with Headway to raise awareness on this issue, and I am honoured to receive this award on behalf of the National Police Chiefs’ Council.”