We are looking for people who will be good team players, who will be committed to the project and willing to do all the activities involved. We are also very keen to ensure that the Youth Commission is made up of a diverse group of young people who broadly reflect the make-up of the local population, including those who may have direct experience of the police and justice system.
Who can join the Cheshire Youth Commission?
Anyone aged 14-25 years who is currently a resident of the Cheshire policing area - including Cheshire West and Chester, Cheshire East, Halton and Warrington.
What does a member of the Youth Commission do?
Between April 2021 and November 2021, members of the Youth Commission will:
Take part in Youth Commission sessions: You will participate in Youth Commission sessions which will usually be on Saturdays.
Have the opportunity to join the Youth Independent Advisory Group: provide advice from a youth perspective on policing policies and strategies.
Work on special topics: You will pick a topic (from a shortlist) that interests you to work on with a small group of other members. The shortlist will be determined by the Youth Commission and may include topics such as relations with the police, reducing youth offending, drug abuse, bullying etc.
Gather the views of other young people: You will be given support to carry out peer consultation with other young people in schools, colleges, universities and youth groups. This can be done to suit your schedule and can fit around your existing commitments. We anticipate that each member will do in the region of 30 hours of consultation in total by the end of the project.
Plan events: You will work in a team to design and plan interactive events to engage other young people and partner agencies in your area. You will be invited to help to run these events wherever possible and as long as there is no clash with your school/ college commitments.
Report back to the Police and Crime Commissioner: You will contribute towards the analysis of information gathered from young people in your area, and help to present back your conclusions to the Police and Crime Commissioner.
Help to host the Youth Commission Conference in November 2021: You will have the opportunity to present your results and recommendations and be a part of discussions with Cheshire Constabulary, partner agencies and other young people.
How can I apply?
Applications for the 2021 Youth Commission are now closed.