DYFED-Powys Police and Crime Commissioner Dafydd Llywelyn has launched a consultation, which will seek young people’s views on policing and crime and ensure that the opinion of young people is heard.

The scheme has been set up in partnership with Hafan Cymru and Hywel Dda Health Board and builds upon the existing work of the commissioner’s Youth Forum, established in 2018.

Mr Llywelyn said: “Engaging with young people is a passion of mine, and I always enjoy listening to young people and encouraging them to influence my work.

“In addition to visiting youth groups and schools across the region, the past 12 months has seen my Youth Forum develop significantly. I made the decision to commission Hafan Cymru to work alongside my Youth Forum so that we can reach out and hear the views of more young people, especially the harder to reach.

“And to make this as meaningful as possible, I asked Hywel Dda Health Board to work with me on youth engagement too, to make sure we’re working more closely to effectively hear what young people have to say.

“I am excited to launch our youth consultation which we hope will enable hundreds of young people to participate, the results of which will help inform the future relationship between young people and the police.”

The youth consultation will be in the form on an online survey and focus groups with schools, youth groups, and harder to reach young people. The consultation results will be shared in a Youth Conference in March 2020. The age range for the survey is 14-25.

If you work with young people aged 14-25 in Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion or Powys, you can access the survey at surveymonkey.co.uk/r/einllais

If you would like Hafan Cymru to talk to youth groups in your area, call 01267 225563.