News in young people

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 […]

15 July 2019

News round up from the OPCC

The PCC met with the minister for Health at the launch of Southampton’s wellbeing centres and commented on the Home Office front line review this week.  The Youth Commission were representing the views of young people across the region at the County Child Exploitation Board in Portsmouth as well.  If you haven’t added your voice […]

12 July 2019

PCC to extend his Cyber Ambassadors Scheme to keep young people safer online

Due to extensive demand from local primary and secondary schools, Michael Lane, the Police and Crime Commissioner will be extending his Cyber Ambassadors Scheme for another two years to 2021. The scheme, which was developed by his Youth Commission, educates children and young people on how to be safe online through peer to peer training.

25 June 2019

News round up from the OPCC

This week the Commissioner and his team welcomed practitioners from local authorities, housing associations, service providers and Hampshire Constabulary to our ‘Connecting partnerships to keep our communities safer’ conference.

21 June 2019

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.

12 June 2019

News round up from the OPCC

Eastern Police Investigation Centre visits: Over 100 people have now visited the Eastern Police Investigation Centre in Portsmouth, which will open on Tuesday 4 June.

31 May 2019

More than 100 new Cyber Ambassadors trained

More than 100 students of 12 secondary schools in Portsmouth and Hampshire have received training to become Cyber Ambassadors since the scheme was rolled out at the beginning of this year. Through peer-led education, approximately 5,000 students are ultimately benefiting from the latest knowledge on how to keep safe online.

16 April 2019

Young people bury Time Capsule at new Police Investigation Centre

PCC Michael Lane visited the site of the Eastern Police Investigation Centre (PIC) in Portsmouth with young people from his Youth Commission, the Volunteer Police Cadets, representatives from Hampshire Constabulary, and the contractors Mace Group.  The group celebrated the time capsule they buried at the site with a tour of the custody area.

05 March 2019

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.

27 February 2019

Youth Commission Recommendation Conference

Police and Crime Commissioner, Michael Lane, has welcomed his 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.

03 December 2018

PCC to help make more professionals ACE Aware

Police and Crime Commissioner, Michael Lane, is to fund local charity CIS’ters to raise awareness of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the impact they can have on vulnerability, including risk taking and criminal behaviour. 

29 October 2018

School cyber safety project to roll out

School pupils across Hampshire Policing Area will be able to benefit from a Cyber Ambassador scheme.

24 October 2018

Youth Commission Celebrate National Recognition

This afternoon, the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Youth Commission are celebrating in Millbank, London following recognition of their work as a runner-up for a Lord Ferrers Award.

16 October 2018

Young people would rather report hate crime to a person than using an app, Youth Commission survey shows

A recent survey run by the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Youth Commission finds that young people prefer to report a hate crime face to face rather than via a website or an app.

15 October 2018

Youth Commission’s work recognised during National Democracy Week

The work of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Youth Commission in giving young people a voice has been recognised in the latest issue of a key publication aimed at teachers and health professionals working with young people.

06 July 2018

National recognition and funding for sexual crime victim counselling service

Police and Crime Commissioner, Michael Lane, has welcomed additional funding from NHS England that will enable more young victims of child sexual abuse, child sexual exploitation, and female genital mutilation (FGM) in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight to access support from the Frankie Worker counselling service.

24 May 2018

Creative competition to draw a line through the stigma of mental health

To mark Mental Health Awareness Week (14-20 May) the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Youth Commission is launching an art competition to raise awareness of and to understand perceptions of mental health.

08 May 2018

Young People Recognised For Campaigning Work

On Saturday, the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Youth Commission brought together young people, the Police and Crime Commissioner, Hampshire Constabulary and a wide range of stakeholders at their recognition conference in Winchester.  80 people attended to hear what they had achieved through campaigning on a range of issues.

28 March 2018

Youth Commission give young people a national voice on Relationships and Sex Education

The Police and Crime Commissioner’s Youth Commission has submitted findings of its consultation with over 3,300 young people across Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton to Government in a bid to ensure pupils are getting the information they need to thrive in the increasingly complex and digital world.

19 March 2018

Commissioner celebrates volunteer vital contribution to keeping us safer

Police and Crime Commissioner, Michael Lane, hosted his first SAFER awards on International Volunteers Day (Tuesday 5 December). The event celebrated the vital role volunteers play in support of policing.

06 December 2017

Neighbourhood Crime Maps

Find out what’s happening in your neighbourhood, meet your local policing team and how to contact them. Explore the crime map to see what has happened and the policing outcomes for each crime.

Neighbourhood Watch

Find a Watch scheme in your community, and apply to join or send a message to the scheme coordinator. Neighbourhood Watch provides a way for local people to play an important part in making their communities safer.