Youth Advisory Group

The Mayor of West Yorkshire and Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime (DMPC) want to treat all young people as citizens, valuing their interests and opinions as much as any other group in the community.

The Mayor and DMPC therefore have a young persons' advisory group. The group gives the Mayor and DMPC direct contact with young people who are able to express their views and comments which will steer all future decisions, policy and engagement.

Key policing priorities raised by the group

    • Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults
    • Serious and organised crime
    • Violent crime
    • Anti-social behaviour

Key issues raised by the group

  • Child safety - preventing rather than reacting
  • Use of Stop and Search
  • Taking young people seriously
  • Improving relationships

There will be a minimum of 4 meetings a year

We have been receiving lots of offers to work with the Youth Advisory Group and we are currently looking at ways for the group to engage with as many other young people, groups and organisations as possible.

Find out more about the group on the Why join the Youth Advisory Group? page.

If you would like to join the Youth Advisory Group check out the recruitment page.


Youth Attitudes to Serious and Organised Crime project

Members of the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Group recently conducted a survey amongst their friends and peers within West Yorkshire to look at youth attitudes to serious and organised crime. View the findings of this project (PDF 769KB)

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