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Get to know us - The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Youth Commission

Pilot Phase

The big conversation reached 2000 young people and focused on:

  • Domestic abuse
  • Anti-social behaviour
  • Drug and alcohol abuse
  • Reducing offending and reoffending among young people
  • The relations between young people and the police

Commissioner requests Force Youth Strategy from Chief Constable based on Youth Commission recommendation

  • Relationships with the police
  • Legal highs
  • Supporting young victims and offenders
  • Abusive relationships
  • Anti-social behaviour
  • Gangs and youth violence

We produced two bespoke board games on legal highs

We focused on:

  • Relationships with authority
  • Substance misuse
  • Mental health
  • Cyber safety

Our recommendation for a Cyber Ambassador scheme was launched

  • Mental health
  • Cyber safety
  • Hate crime
  • Unhealthy relationships

We won a CIPR award for our Raise a Flag campaign!

  • Substance misuse
  • Anti-social behaviour
  • Unhealthy relationships

Find out what we won

Anti-knife crime sculpture

We created an anti-knife crime sculpture with young people.

Within Hampshire, Basingstoke is an area facing a high level of knife crime. The Youth Commission has been working closely with the Violence Reduction Unit to both identify the drivers of violence, and interventions that could help prevent young people taking a path that leads to violence.

To be decided!

Tell us your view and help shape what happens next in our Big Conversation