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5 December, 2017

November update from the Youth Commission

We have been even busier this month and made loads of progress; collecting over 300 responses this month!

We’ve visited young people at Craven College in Skipton four times this month, addressing Abusive Relationships, Drugs and Alcohol, Missing Young People and Exploitation and having a stand addressing all six priorities.

The students at Askham Byran have had us two more times this month and we have addressed Drugs and Alcohol and Mental Health.

The commission has visited the North Yorkshire Police Cadets and discussed Missing Young People and Exploitation.

In Harrogate we had a stand at the Grammar Schools Careers Fair and discussed all six priorities with various students, helping them understand the aim of the Youth Commission.

Penultimately, one of our members attended the first Women in Policing Conference where she promoted the Commission and was able to give a student’s perspective on the difficulties of women in policing, please see her blog above for more information!

Our last task of the month is a sub-group with the police on Drug and Alcohol abuse, where we will pass on how we can increase awareness of the priority to young people and look at some specific issues that North Yorkshire struggles with.

These sub-groups are really important as they give the the Commission areas to focus on when delivering workshops or chatting at stands. They also give the police a chance to feedback on previous sub-groups or invest their time into an activity or talk concerning the priority and delegate the tasks to the relevant people within the force. In short, the sub-groups help the Commission make change before the ‘Big Conversation’.

What a fabulous and busy month we have this November, keep updated on our whereabouts, priority progress and how we are doing next month in our December Blog. But if you want to know more before then:

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by Charlotte Frost