Question for Youth Commissioners only. If you are not a Youth Commissioner please move on to the next section.
A reminder of topics and experiences covered during working meetings 2021-2023.
Police and Crime Plan; reporting to Strategic Police and Crime Board (SPCB); Stop and Search; reducing violence towards women and girls; community policing; Helping Communities Fund; careers in policing; volunteering in policing; Safer Travel; trauma informed practice; public speaking; organising and hosting two annual youth summits; consultation with peers on policing and crime concerns; creating a personal profile as a YC on social media and posting relevant content; identifying a social action campaign and networking with existing leads in the OPCC, WMP & VRP; the Casey Review on the Met police force and the WMP Fairness and Belonging Strategy; the OPCC community engagement programme related to ensuring WMP becomes an anti-racist, anti- misogynist and anti-homophobic police service; the new operating model for WMP (April 2023); IOPC Youth Panel Report; WMP moral courage training; the conviction of David Carrick and the need for police officers to proactively discuss police misconduct with young people; WMP force priorities; neighbourhood profiles; the OPCC Ethics Committee and use of big data in intelligence-led reduction in violence; WMP Stephen Lawrence Day event; participation on stakeholder panels to recruit a new Chief Constable and a number of other most senior police and finance officers; attendance at Birmingham’s Inspiring Youth Awards, with three nominated Youth Commissioners winning awards; inclusion of Youth Commissioners in other local civic decision-making bodies, or crime reduction initiatives such as CIRV.
Questions for everyone
Please rank the importance of the following elements of the Youth Commissioner role from 1 to 12.
Annual Youth Summit
Feedback from participants in the December 2022 event will result in the following recommendations for change going to the Strategic Police and Crime Board:
- Youth Commissioners will consult and collaborate with other youth organisations at the planning and design stages.
- Agenda items to be predominantly delivered by young people
- A return to group discussion items on locality-based tables involving youth representatives and police officers and staff. (LPA Commanders to be encouraged to ensure representation at the event)
- The Youth Commission to produce/provide a set of guidance notes for all speakers to improve the style, language and duration that is age appropriate for this audience.
- Delegate numbers to be constrained to 120 places in order that food can be consumed within the first hour.
- Consideration of music, theatre and more video to convey impactful messages
- In consideration of neuro diversity and attention spans in the audience, provision of fidget toys, inclusion of some short activity bursts.
- Consideration of briefing sheets on the Summit theme(s) being sent to youth organisations in advance of the Youth Summit, in order that youth workers can prepare their young people.
- Ensure the event is held in term time.