Our charitable purpose defines what we are. We ensure everything we do fits directly and clearly with our charitable objective:
To relieve the need of retired and serving police officers in hardship or distress who are disabled as a consequence of being injured on duty.
All of our work must contribute directly and clearly to this charitable objective. Our constitution defines how our purpose is achieved and that is what makes us unique. We understand that the Police Injury Benefit Regulations itself furthers our charitable objective and that is why our emphasis is towards making sure the law is upheld.
This does not mean that everything we do must deliver immediate short-term benefits against those objectives – much of our impact is achieved over the long term.
- We campaign to raise awareness and promote understanding of the correct application of the Police Injury Benefit Regulations so that those retired with injury awards receive fair and lawful treatment, respect, equality and inclusion.
- Expose and challenge all aspects of illegality, unfair practices and improper conduct at all levels of injury award administration.
- Share information about good practices and support individuals to effect actions for themselves to achieve lawful and fair outcomes.
- To develop a wider awareness and acceptance that the continued use of unlawful policies and frameworks for the administration of injury on duty awards is failing everyone.
- Provision of unconditional confidentiality and our promise of keeping everything between us. It is fundamental to our core aims that no-one outside of IODPA will know what you’ve told us or even that you’ve been in touch.
- To provide a secure support network and forum for retired injured officers