Cops for Kids and the Australian Pain Society: Working Together to Support Research into Pain in Childhood

Australian Pain Society, June 2019

Cops for Kids (CFK) began in 2006 when a group of police officers in Port Adelaide, South Australia, wanted to support the sick children and families of their colleagues. These officers began donating a small amount of their salaries to the children’s charities that supported these families. Since an initial donation of $500 in 2007, CFK has grown to more than 1,900 members and donated more than $1,200,000 to South Australian children’s charities.

In 2016, CFK was approached by Anne Burke—Australian Pain Society (APS) South Australian Director at the time—with a proposal to fund a clinical research grant into ways to manage paediatric pain by tapping into…

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