SURVEY SEEKS THE VIEWS OF YOUNG PEOPLE ON TOPICAL CRIME AND POLICING ISSUES

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The Police and Crime Commissioner’s Youth Commission is launching its Big Conversation 2021, asking young people for their views on topical crime and policing issues.

This year the focus of the Big Conversation is on hate crime, the exploitation of young people, for example through grooming and county lines, and serious violence, such as knife crime.

The Youth Commission acts as the voice of young people, informing and supporting Police and Crime Commissioner, Michael Lane, in his work and helping him to challenge the Chief Constable on areas that are of importance to young people.

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Each year, Youth Commission members consult with young people aged 14-25 on issues important to them and seek ideas on how these can be tackled. They also work to raise awareness and educate young people on their chosen priorities via campaigns. They run workshops, speak at events and take part in a range of other activities.

They’re keen to hear from as many young people as possible. The Big Conversation can be found online at https://www.surveygizmo.eu/s3/90201150/Youth-Commission-Big-Conversation-2021.

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Gorob
Gorob
1 month ago

I am an ex Foster Carer and grandmother, Please take time and thought regarding my views.
Young people are now under a lot of pressure from their peers, social media, and unrealistic expectations of life in general.
Please give a little slack to some who are just encouraged into the wrong way at a most difficult time.
They need some guidance and education at times which can turn them around.
I can tell you that young people feel the stress and are very much in need of education and support not always a hard line. They can learn from their mistakes we all can.

Little Sue
Little Sue
Reply to  Gorob
1 month ago

If society has to pay for all the unwanted children, by paying people such as you, then funding the child, many of whom are problematic for their entire life, no wonder our coun cil t axes are so high.

You may enjoy trying to create ‘one’ good apple from a barrel load, but many will remain rotten all their lives, whatever hugs, love, kindness and money is lavished upon them

With high youth unemployment, decent kids can’t find work, so why waste more on ‘gambles’?

Disconbobulated
Disconbobulated
Reply to  Gorob
1 month ago

I understand what You are saying. I did not receive nurture as a child. The opposite. It’s a strange world. I was one of these kids. Went down a self sabotage path. When no one cared, I found comfort and loyalty I hadn’t experienced amongst the most broken souls. It wasn’t until someone like Yourself, really looked at Me, and saw something. Believed in Me, and no matter how much I pushed, which You do when You haven’t received genuine love before. It’s alien and scary. Never quit on Me. Saved my life <3

Isle of wighter
Isle of wighter
Reply to  Gorob
1 month ago

i was under a lot of pressure from my peers and expectations.

i got a job, paid my bills, went out, enjoyed myself, got a home, paid my bills and work hard – cannot recall the point where some soft soap do gooder, pitched up and made excuses for my intentional bad behaviour during the above course of getting a job, paying bills, going out, enjoying myself and getting on with my life.

but then again, I am not some excuse making, self entitled layabout

Mr.Harding
Mr.Harding
1 month ago

some who are just encouraged into the wrong way”

Yet with YOUR attitude it could be argued that they are now ‘Never discouraged’ from doing the right think when lax, soft, weak parents, teachers, and society, give second, third chances and still ‘give’ to wasters.

This is unfair on the decent children who do try, and do do the right thing

You may be paid and have all the time in the world, but we are not short of kids, and lets not waste a fortune on ONE made good, when thousands ARE anyway

Dave Wright
Dave Wright
Reply to  Mr.Harding
1 month ago

Totally agree Mr H. Whilst some kids have has a bad start and end up vile, many have had an equally hard time, and don’t turn out bad.

The Government need to stop paying ALL child benefits now, and instead hand out ONLY tokens for food, clothing and expenditure on anything children need.

IF everyone, rich and poor had a card whereby the money could ONLY be spent on children’s clothing etc and and only by the person allocated the card, then money spent on beer, drugs, cars, hi tech, extra partners etc, would be from the parents charity payments not the childs.

It would not be demeaning for decent folk, as all parents would do so

Isle of wighter
Isle of wighter
Reply to  Dave Wright
1 month ago

waste of effort – dave – say you have a card instead of cash and buy clothes etc, then swap said clothes for booze n fags -the barter industry is alive and well

think about it – how many use a foodbank and spend the cash on booze.

so many are already stealing to order, when it comes to clothes/food etc – people pay thieves about 1/3 ticket price to steal it for them.

Bubbagump
Bubbagump
1 month ago

Again, no one has read the actual press release: just more of the same ill informed bigotry. It’s about hate crime, grooming and exploitation of young people! If a young person is groomed to run drugs or for sexual exploitation, is that young person really a bad apple? Rotten to the core?
This whole thread has been exploited to demonstrate how people can be influenced: ironic!
What happened to us when young people are viewed as broken and all parents weak booozers? we were all young once and some of us were parents but we walk in different shoes.

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