Welcome to the Devon and Cornwall Police website for professionals working with children and young people
We are seeking the views of young people, aged 16-25, on our plans to establish a Youth Advisory Group. We really want this group to include individuals with lots of different life experiences, opinions and ideas, and we want young people to be truly involved from the ground up in creating this group. People don’t need to provide their name or any personal information on the survey, but if they are interested in applying to be part of the group in future, they can provide their contact details at the end of the survey.
We would really appreciate it if you could share this link with your colleagues, staff and any relevant partners and ask them to encourage young people that they are working with or in contact with to complete the survey and promote it on your organisation’s social media accounts.
The online survey can be accessed via the link below:
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