Police and Crime Commissioners
In November 2012, Police and Crime Commissioners were elected in England and Wales, replacing Police Authorities as the bodies that oversee the police and also took on wider responsibilities for community safety. They each hold the budget for crime and community safety for their area and write a Police and Crime Plan to set out their priorities.
NCVYS - Youth Charter for Police and Crime Commissioners
NCVYS has supported a group of young people to develop a Youth Charter for Police and Crime Commissioners. It features five pledges on engaging with young people and making their views count and was developed in consultation with hundreds more young people.
See the Youth Charter site for more details: pccyouthcharter.wordpress.com
More than half of elected PCCs have signed the charter.
We hope the Youth Charter will provide a tool to help PCCs meet their duty to engage and consult with young people (as key members of the community) and give a way of recognising how well PCCs are doing.
Which PCCs have signed?
(Of the Police and Crime Commissioners elected in November 2012.)
These are the PCCs who were elected in each of the 41 police areas along with who have signed the Youth Charter.
The Youth Charter was created through Safer Future Communities which was a partnership project, led by Clinks supporting the voluntary sector to engage with the new elected Police and Crime Commissioners. It was funded by the Home Office from November 2011 to March 2013.
The Clinks website has a Safer Future Communities page with information about the project and resources that were created: www.clinks.org/services/sfc