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: 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.