HIOW Youth Commission Recommendations Conference
The Youth Commission held a conference to give the Police and Crime Commission their recommendations based on the findings from consulting more than 4,000 of their peers across Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton to identify the most important crime and policing issues for young people and local actions they eel can be taken to make improvements.
Mental health came out as the issue of most concern to young people with 55% of those taking part in the consultation selecting it as their top priority. Staying safe online came second, hate crime third and unhealthy relationships fourth.
At the conference, the Youth Commission put 18 recommendations to the commissioner, Hampshire Constabulary and partner agencies that work with young people. The recommendations set out how young people would like to see organisations work together to make improvements in the support, information, services and advice that are available for young people.