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Safe on the streets



Why have we chosen this priority?

Everyone deserves to feel safe on the streets and from our own experience as young people, we feel more needs to be done to make this happen. The impact of gang violence, knife crime, hate crime, stalking, ASB and physical threat and violence on our streets can impact our mental health and wellbeing and we want to make a difference.


What we will do:

  • We will attend various community events to promote our Big Conversation
  • We will look at stereotypes, Bystanders, victim/offender location statistics and the cost of crime.
  • Promote case studies
  • Raise awareness, promote organisations, projects and campaigns through Social Media
  • Self-defence videos
  • Link with and support Mental Health organisations.
  • Work closely with the OPCC ‘s Violence Reduction Unit (VRU’s) and with partners
  • Develop and present workshops in schools around safety, stereotyping, consequences, peer pressure, and the cost of crime.


Important dates:

ASB week 3rd to 9th July 2023

Mental health Awareness Week 9th – 15th May 2023

Youth mental Health Day 19th September 2023


Links to resources and support.

We just want to say, if you’re struggling with anything or have been a victim of crime or are worried about your safety, please speak to a trusted adult, such as a teacher, youth worker or a family member, or look through these links for support.

Our very own OPCC volunteer Casey wrote this song – Casey was a long standing Youth Commission member, having joined when it started ten years ago!

Our Big Conversation 2023:

For mental health   Text ‘shout’ to 85258


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