Introducing the Staffordshire Youth Commission
Who are we?
Matthew Ellis, Staffordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, established the Youth Commission as part of a project to engage with young people.
And now, with the second year in full swing, new recruits will join 10 existing members with a view to making a difference to youth issues, being involved in policing and having a say about how crime is tackled.
The members come from a hugely diverse group of organisations across Staffordshire, including the Prince’s Trust, YMCA, Youth Offending Team, Children in Care, schools, colleges and universities.
How Can You Get Involved?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01785 232385 for more information…
We are also on Twitter @Staffs_YC
Message from Police and Crime Commissioner – Matthew Ellis
Mr Ellis said:
‘It’s important the needs, concerns and the voices of youngsters are serviced by young people themselves.
‘The first year was both rewarding and exciting for our young members. And, having met our new intake, I have every confidence the Youth Commission will continue to prosper and grow.’
Rose Dowling – director of Leaders Unlocked, which runs the Youth Commission on the PCC’s behalf – is looking forward to welcoming new members.
‘I was hugely impressed with the motivation and creativity of the Staffordshire Youth Commissioners – they are determined to change things for the better this year and have taken on some difficult and important topics to address.
‘With the support of the PCC I am confident this team will make a real difference to other young people across Staffordshire.’