Lincolnshire Youth Commission
What is the Lincolnshire Youth Commission on Police, Crime and Community Safety?
The Lincolnshire Youth Commission focuses on giving young people a stronger voice in raising policing and crime issues within their local communities. The Youth Commission members work closely with the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) to challenge and inform the work of the PCC and Lincolnshire Police.
The Youth Commission engages with young people through peer-led workshops that provide young people with a space to comfortably and confidently speak to their peers. All the responses gathered during the Big Conversation are analysed by the Youth Commission members to create the key findings and recommendations. This is then presented to the PCC, the Police and local partners in this report.
A key element of the Youth Commission members role is to gather the views of young people through peer-to-peer engagement. This is a strength of the project, as it provides young people with a safe environment to talk to their peers about key issues in their communities. This peer-led approach allows for more honest information to be collected.
Lincolnshire Youth Commission 2020 - 21 ‘Big Conversation’ and final report
On 25 February 2021, Lincolnshire Youth Commission held their 'Big Conversation' conference online, with over 90 people in attendance.
Youth Commission members presented their key findings from over 1,200 conversations with young people across Lincolnshire. Within their presentation, members provided recommendations to the PCC, Lincolnshire Police and key partners.
- Mental Health
- Hate Crime
- Abusive Relationships
- Night-Time Safety
- Young People and their relationship with the Police
The key findings and recommendations can be found in their final report.
The Lincolnshire Youth Commission is facilitated by Leaders Unlocked, a social enterprise that has successfully delivered the Youth Commission peer-led model across 13 other PCC regions in England and Wales and is planning to expand further in the years ahead.
Leaders Unlocked exists to allow young people across the UK to have a stronger voice in their communities on issues that affect them. Accountability and fairness are paramount in helping organisations to adopt new ways of working with young people and the communities they serve.
You can find out more by visiting www.leaders-unlocked.org