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Young people asked to have their say on substance misuse
Are you age 14-25 years old? Have your say on how the police interact with young people in relation to the use of drugs by taking part in the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Strategic Youth Independent Advisory Group (YIAG) review.
Strategic YIAG want to hear from young people
The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Strategic Youth Independent Advisory Group (YIAG), are exploring individual’s relationships and attitudes towards Hampshire police in relation to sexual assault and violence against women and girls (VAWG), we are interested in hearing any experiences, in relation to this topic.
Violence against women and girls to be focus of youth scrutiny group
Violence against women and girls (VAWG) and how the police in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight work to prevent and respond to it has been selected as the first area for review by a group of young volunteers set up by the Police and Crime Commissioner to challenge policing practices.
Commissioner’s young volunteers set to challenge constabulary
Police and Crime Commissioner, Donna Jones, has set up a group of young volunteers to review and challenge policing practices to help make improvements to the service and how the force interacts with young people.
Join the Youth IAG
The Strategic Youth Independent Advisory Group (YIAG) is a voluntary group made up of young people who are independent from the police. It meets six times a year, to review and challenge policing practices in a constructive way. This helps improve the police service to the public.
Views on Serious Violence, Exploitation and Hate Crime sought by Youth Commission
The Police and Crime Commissioner’s Youth Commission is asking young people for their ideas on how to tackle serious violence (such as knife crime), the exploitation of young people, for example through grooming and county lines, and hate crime as part of its Big Conversation 2021.
Pupils learn to spot fake news on Safer Internet Day
Industry collaborations provide Cyber Ambassadors with new learning opportunities
Hate Crime comes out as top issue of concern for young people in this quarter’s Big Conversation
Over 730 young people have responded to the Youth Commission’s Big Conversation this year providing their views on the topics of Hate Crime, Serious Violence and Exploitation. In the latest quarter’s results (April – June), Hate Crime was selected most often as the top concern for young people in the policing area.
Young people take a stand against knife crime in Basingstoke
The Police and Crime Commissioner’s Youth Commission and Hampshire Cultural Trust (HCT) have come together to tackle youth knife crime through artwork promoting peace and hope.
Cyber safety activity packs keep children safe during the holidays
The Police and Crime Commissioner’s Cyber Ambassador scheme has launched a range of cyber safety activity packs to help parents keep their children safe during the school holidays. The packs are aimed at primary age children and feature the scheme’s Cyber Sea Monsters.
Commissioner rolls out online safety resources to all schools to help pupils stay safe online while learning at home
While some pupils are back at school from this week, learning at home remains for many. The Police and Crime Commissioner’s Cyber Ambassador Scheme is offering access to online safety activities to all schools, not just scheme members, during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Violence Reduction Unit awards £500,000 to tackle serious violence in Hampshire
The Police and Crime Commissioner’s Violence Reduction Unit (VRU) has awarded £500,000 for initiatives to prevent and tackle serious violence in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.
Drugs and alcohol tops Youth Commission poll as young people’s biggest concern
The Police and Crime Commissioner welcomed the Youth Commission’s Big Conversation findings and recommendations at a conference on Saturday 23 November.
Gold Award scoop for Youth Commission campaign
#RaiseAFlag campaign crowned best Public Sector Campaign by CIPR The Police and Crime Commissioner’s Youth Commission has won Best Public Sector Campaign at the South of England and Channel Islands CIPR (Chartered Institute of Public Relations) PRide Awards 2019 for its #RaiseAFlag campaign.
Supporting nationwide focus on Forced Marriage and FGM
A number of community safety partners in Hampshire are combining forces this week to support Op Limelight, a police operation at airports nationwide to crack down on Forced Marriage and Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) as the school holidays get underway. The six-week break is often used to force young people to get married to someone […]
First college students trained in Portsmouth to tackle cyber safety issues
Nine students at Highbury College, Portsmouth have been trained to recognise the signs of cyber safety issues, such as grooming, stalking and harassment, and to know what to do to stay safe as part of the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Cyber Ambassador Scheme.
More than 100 new Cyber Ambassadors trained
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Youth Commission campaign shortlisted for national award
The Police and Crime Commissioner’s Youth Commission has been shortlisted for a National Crimebeat award for its campaign to raise awareness among young people of the signs of an unhealthy relationship and the help available.
Youth Commission Recommendation Conference
The Police and Crime Commissioner welcomed the Youth Commission’s recommendations on how young people would like the key issues of mental health, hate crime, cyber safety and unhealthy relationships tackled in the future.
School cyber safety project to roll out
School pupils across Hampshire Policing Area will be able to benefit from a Cyber Ambassador scheme.