The relationship between the police and young people is important. Young people experience crime, as perpetrators and victims, more than any other sector of the population, with the most persistent offenders often those most at risk of victimisation. However, despite the importance of this relationship, government and policing policy.
has tended to focus on young people as offenders and, perhaps as a reflection of this, young people are now less likely to have confidence in the police than other age groups.
Key to improving relationships is the need for regular, meaningful and long-term engagement with young people rather than one-off and tokenistic efforts at consulting.
The crux of the matter is to allow young people to discuss policing issues that concern them and so the title is deliberately broad to allow a wide range of issues to be discussed.
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