The Youth Commission enables young people to become a part of the solution, rather than being seen as part of the problem.

The Youth Commission is a project to allow Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) to work in partnership with young people to tackle urgent priorities such as reducing re-offending, hate crime, drug and alcohol abuse, trust in the police force, and anti-social behaviour.

The Youth Commission is currently being run by PCCs in Hampshire & Isle of Wight, Sussex, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Cheshire, North Yorkshire and Staffordshire. The project is the result of a collaboration between social enterprise Leaders Unlocked and these PCCs.

In each area, Leaders Unlocked recruits a representative group of young people to join the Youth Commission and act as partners to their PCCs. The Youth Commission group in each area is carrying out a ‘Big Conversation’ to reach a much larger number of young people to get their views on urgent priorities.