Merton Community Policing Partnership
Here you will find all presentations, documents and reports from our youth engagement work around Police and Community Safety.
During 2009/2010 we undertook 3 key areas of work. We adverstised and supported The Merton Stop and Search Independent Community Monitoring Group, so that groups could invote them in for presentations. We worked with Project YOU to develop links in commuynity and helped with their launch. We developed an on line crime survey using survey monkey, with a free draw winning £50 Amazon vouchers. We also completed two consultations in partnership with Uptown UK and developed opportunities to host workshops, stop & search sessions and consulation.
During 2010/11 our focus was on devekloping the youth conference and running sessions with youth groups around communbity dafety and attitudes to police. Below are the reports and presenetations on this work.
Taking Control Anti-Bullying Workshops:
We carried out 4 Anti Buyllying Workshops which involved Latern Arts taking their 40 minute Drama to 4 different groups and ending with a question/answer sessions. Young People were asked to fill in questions about their experiences. Here are the key points from the project and the findings from each workshop are set out below.
Keeping It Safe - Merton Youth Crime & Community Safety Conference:
Over 100 young people from 8 of Merton’s secondary schools attended the first Keeping it Safe event about young people, crime and community safety at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on 9 March.The event was organised by MVSC for the Merton Community Policing Partnership, and brought together young people aged between 13 and 14 to take part in a series of workshops on crime and community safety issues in the borough. The young people explored issues such as challenging peer pressure, avoiding conflict on social networks, the truth behind street and violent gang culture, the negative effects of alcohol and drugs and understanding the criminal justice system. The full story about this can be see here and pictures from the event are accessible through our flickr page.
During the event young people were asked to prioritise types of crime that effects them most and also to prioritise the things that worry them the. The finds are listed below: