Breaking news: Police to support children in care

POLICE officers in Devon are teaming up with Devon County Council to be part of a worthy project that gives vital support to children in care.

POLICE officers in Devon are teaming up with Devon County Council to be part of a worthy project that gives vital support to children in care.

Devon and Cornwall Police is the first force in the UK to be part of this unique 'corporate mentoring' scheme that aims to improve the lives of under-represented young people across the area.

Sergeant Andy McClenaghan, Youth Issues Manger, said: "By supporting this project, we hope that we can make a real difference to the life of a vulnerable young person. There is often an inextricable link between children in care and offending, and by supporting schemes like this, we hope to give a young person a good chance and prevent offending."

Communications officer Karen Mandefield, who promoted the scheme across the force in Devon, commented: "Support and take-up from police officers has been overwhelming.