Steve Whitmore

Give a book

 

Metropolitan police service, Special Constable Steve Whitmore has been the driving force behind 'Books in the Nick' project, working in conjunction with Give a book charity supplying over 3000 free books to Metropolitan Police Services 43 active custody suites.

The projects aims are to provide free books, comics, and periodicals in a variety of languages and genres to all detainees. Focusing on supporting juveniles in detention, who can feel isolated and overwhelmed whilst in police custody. The comfort of a familiar object such as a book or comic can be priceless.The giving of a book can be seen as a transaction of worth between Police staff and detainee, breaking down barriers, and establishing better rapport and understanding.

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