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Young people take over top job as PCC!

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Children's Commissioner's Takeover Day 2013

Young people from across Avon and Somerset will be taking over the role of Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Sue Mountstevens for the day as part of Children’s Commissioner’s Takeover Day 2013 on Friday, November 22.

Four young people from Youth Opinions, Bristol and Somerset UK Youth Parliament Advisory Group will spend the day shadowing the PCC, sitting in on a meeting with the Chief Constable and working with the Commissioner’s team helping to deliver the Police and Crime Plan priorities.

Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens said: “It is important to me that I make sure I am speaking and listening to young people from across Avon and Somerset about the issues which matter to them in relation to policing and crime.

“As well as providing an insight into my role and the work of my team, I am looking forward to gaining as much from the day as the young people and welcome the opportunity to develop some fresh and creative ideas.”

Amy Hurst, Youth Champion for PCC Sue Mountstevens said: “As Youth Champion for the PCC, part of my role is to ensure that young people are involved in all aspects of policing and I think this is a fantastic opportunity for them to gain an insight into life as PCC and have their say.

“This Takeover Day will be the first of many opportunities to work with young people directly, involving them in the PCC role in a meaningful way, developing ideas alongside them and ensuring that their views are truly reflected in the work we do.”

This year the Children’s Commissioner for England hopes 50,000 children and young people around the country will be part of Children’s Commissioner’s Takeover Day.

Maggie Atkinson, Children’s Commissioner for England said: “I am very excited about 2013’s Children’s Commissioner’s Takeover Day and I look forward to hearing about what people are doing.  The day provides a brilliant opportunity for children and young people to make a difference to their communities, put their views across and challenge the stereotypes about them that we hear too often.”

In 2012 thousands of children and young people worked with organisations including businesses, schools, emergency services, newspapers, broadcasters, local councils, MPs, charity and Government departments.

To see what we will be doing throughout the day visit our website www.avonandsomerset-pcc.gov.uk or you can follow Amy on Twitter @ASPCCYouthChamp and join in the conversation on #TakeoverDay

You can view the days agenda here.

To find out more about Children’s Commissioner’s Takeover Day 2013 visit http://www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/takeover_day

 

Posted on Wednesday 20th November 2013
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