How do children and young people want to engage with the police?
That is the question that Chief Constable Olivia Pinkney, who leads this area, hoped to find out through a unique piece of discovery work, which took place recently in Leicester.
The discovery phase lasted two weeks in February and seeked to explore the question ‘how can we engage with children and young people more effectively, and in a way that suits them and keeps them from harm?’ The team included staff and officers from within policing, as well as experts drawn from outside of the sector. The objective of the discovery was to generate some actionable outcomes that policing can take forward.
A short survey was produced asking young people how they want to interact with the police. Over 5,000 10-24-year-olds filled in this survey, and the team are now in the process of analysing the results.