CREWE’S young people will soon be able to relay their views on policing to a Youth Ambassador, under new plans unveiled by Cheshire’s Police Crime Commissioner.
PCC John Dwyer said the forthcoming role would help deliver key messages to young people about domestic abuse and internet safety.
The announcement comes as Cheshire Constabulary launches a domestic abuse awareness campaign alongside a national initiative.
PCC Dwyer said: “Young people are a very important part of our communities. I hope that both of the campaigns that are running will encourage young people to report violent partners or recognise that some of their behaviour towards their partner is abusive."
The Home Office ‘This is Abuse′ campaign will target domestic abuse in teenage relationships – both perpetrators and victims.
It encourages teenagers to re-think their views of violence, abuse or controlling behaviour in relationships and directs them to places for help and advice.
Meanwhile, Cheshire Constabulary′s ‘Speak Out′ campaign will be focus on how victims of abuse can get help.
PCC Dwyer added: “Being a victim of abuse can be a traumatic and life-changing experience, no matter what age you are.
“I praise the work that Cheshire Constabulary and the Home Office are doing to raise the awareness of domestic abuse in relationships and hope it encourages more young people to come forward.”
Visit www.cheshire.police.uk for more.