PCC’s Youth Conference 2022

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner & VERU (the Violence and Exploitation Reduction Unit) will be hosting a Youth Conference for all Year 9 students from across Bedfordshire.

The aim of the event is to reach youths who would like to be a part of the solution of the criminal justice system and help support those at the risk of offending.


Event information:

Event: Youth Conference 2022

Date: Wednesday 18th – Friday 20th May 2022

Time: 9:30am – 3:00pm

Venue: The Rufus Centre, Steppingley Road, Flitwick, Beds, MK45 1AH


The schools will be split into locations:

Central Beds – Wednesday 18th May 2022

Bedford – Thursday 19th May 2022

Luton – Friday 20th May 2022


Topics we’d like to cover:

–           How to report crime

–           County Lines: Spot the Signs

–           Domestic Abuse

–           How to avoid getting involved in crime

–           How can you help someone who is in a gang

–           Drug Crime

–           Knife Crime & consequences (include knife bin information)

–           Bullying / Peer to peer pressure around gangs / society pressure

–           Know your rights: Stop and Search

–           Exploitation / Grooming


We are offering all schools a maximum of 20 student tickets to attend this event (and 2/3 teacher tickets).

The students will have an opportunity to browse the stalls at the event which will be organisations which cover the topics above.


If any school needs support with transport to and from the event, please do let the OPCC know.


Follow this link to the OPCC’s website to reserve school tickets: https://link.edgepilot.com/s/42db7ff6/KqzvahSQNEGGR4bhUjbKyQ?u=https://www.bedfordshire.pcc.police.uk/opccs-youth-conference-2022/


Make sure to reserve the correct tickets for the correct school area.


OPCCs Youth Conference 2022 Poster


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