Written and sent on behalf of Daniel Goodman, Community Cohesion Officer, Humberside Police:
Humberside Police have formed a Youth Independent Advisory Group (YIAG), the group is made up of the youth community of many diverse background, the members are aged between 16 to 24 years. Youth IAG members are members of the public who have an interest in how policing works and how this impacts on their community. Members are not expected to be a spokesperson from any particular group of people but should bring their own personal experience and perspectives to the Youth IAG. In order to help us better understand our communities, IAG’s should have members reflecting the diversity of the local people that Humberside Police serve which may include the following area (but not limited to)-:
- Gender Orientation.
- Sexual Orientation.
- Geography (for example rural or urban).
- Isolated communities.
- Socio-economic status. (Deprived communities).
Youth IAG will help with giving young people a voice and the chance to inform and shape how we support those who live in the Humberside Police area. We are keen to make sure that the Youth IAG is representative of all our communities so we welcome young people from all backgrounds and who share the aims of the YIAG, which are to -:
- Create and encourage and open discussion with our diverse communities.
- Provide young adults with the opportunity to help shape how we support everyone in the Humberside Area.
- Get young people involved in developing our policies and procedures and make them suitable for all.
- Improve how we work with young adults across the force area.
The next meeting is on the 01/12/2021 at 1830 hours, the delivery of this meeting is both in person, John Leggott College (it is our intention to put transport on for members) and on Teams.
I hope that you will be able to support Humberside Police with continuing to get this great project and opportunity for young people off the ground.
Any questions/queries about the YIAG, please do not hesitate to reach out to me.
Pc 1596 Goodman,
Community Cohesion Officer,
Community Safety Unit,
Grimsby North Police Station,
394 Cromwell Road,
North East Lincolnshire.
Tel 01472 721263 ex (2163)