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City of London Police Youth Independent Advisory GroupCity of London Police Youth Independent Advisory Group

City of London Police Youth Independent Advisory Group

Building on the existing Independent Advisory Group (IAG) the City of London Police has developed a Youth Independent Advisory Group. (YIAG)

The aim is to encourage local young people to have their say on how we can improve more widely the quality of the policing service we deliver and to improve trust and reassurance within our community, the group will give us advice on issues that affect young people, for example after a serious crime or incident. They will also consult with us on plans and policies that might impact on youth culture, offering a new way in which to make a difference to how young communities are policed.

Group members will have the chance to

  • Speak directly with police officers and decision makers.
  • Have their voice heard and express views.
  • Engage with other members of the local community and hear their views.
  • Question and challenge the views of other people in a constructive way.
  • Consider own biases and prejudices.
  • Build relationships between police, young people and the community.
  • Raise the profile of young people within the community.
  • Feel a sense of achievement and improve leadership skills.
  • Where appropriate feed into the regular IAG.
  • Where appropriate assist the Community Scrutiny Group.    

Group members are expected to

  • Contribute time, energy and commitment to attend regular meetings. Meetings will be held initially once every half term.
  • Share personal knowledge, awareness and experience of community issues within the group.
  • Provide advice to help monitor and improve the quality of the policing service we deliver and help us understand issues that affect youth.

Do group members need any special skills?

  • No. We will provide training to group members to help them understand how policing works so that they can contribute to the policing debate.

  • We will also train group members on committee skills including minute taking and how to chair meetings. These are skills that you will find useful in your future career.

If you reside in the City, access any City services, attend a City School, Academy or belong to any City run/sponsored youth group, aged between 13-19yrs (25yrs for SEND) then we would like YOU to become a member.

Click here to complete your application

Meetings

​Date​Time​Venue
​Wednesday 25 January 20175:00PM - 6:30PM​​To be confirmed


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