Police recruits gain an immersive insight at Seckford Care

Police recruits gain an immersive insight at Seckford Care

Seckford Care was delighted to host a cohort of Police recruits on 18th April 2024.

Sian Lock, Lecturer in Policing and Public Services at West Suffolk College, said:

“Our recent trip to Seckford Care proved to be an invaluable and enjoyable experience for our students, offering practical insights that will undoubtedly benefit their future careers.

“The trip was a unique opportunity not typically afforded to police recruits, making it all the more special for our students.

“At the heart of our curriculum, this trip served as a culmination of our term’s focus on key topics, such as neighbourhood policing, mental health awareness, and safeguarding. Seckford Care graciously opened their doors to our students, inviting them to spend time at one of their residential homes alongside staff and residents. We wish to pass on our upmost gratitude for such an experience.”

“Throughout the visit, students gained first-hand experience of life within a care home environment. They engaged with staff, residents, and activities, gaining valuable insights into the day-to-day operations and challenges faced in such settings.

“This immersive experience provided a deeper understanding of dealing with low-risk mental health issues and highlighted the importance of safeguarding measures, topics we had previously covered.

“Importantly, this trip was not only about learning but also about giving back to the community. It aligned seamlessly with our safer neighbourhood module, emphasizing the significance of community engagement and collaboration in ensuring public safety.

“The impact of this experience on our students cannot be overstated. It has enriched their learning journey, broadened their perspectives, and equipped them with practical skills that will undoubtedly prove beneficial in their future careers.

“We are immensely grateful to Seckford Care for their generosity and support in providing this invaluable opportunity to our students.”

Student feedback:

  • The college trip to the care home was very insightful, it was really beneficial to see what we had been learning being practiced in real life situations. It thoroughly improved our understanding of all things safeguarding and was a lovely experience.
  • The walk round the care home showed us how important it is that safeguarding is practiced properly, it was really lovely to see how a care home is run on a day-to-day basis.
  • From the safeguarding posters on the walls to the many conversations we had with both the staff and the residents, it was a really beneficial and informative experience. Thank you for having us.