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Youth Independent Advisory Group (IAG)

We are starting an independent youth advisory group. It will meet for the first time in early January at Woolwich Town hall.

Applications need to be in by 7th of December 2019.

The group will meet every two months. It will be run by the young people with the aim to encourage local young people to have their say on how we can improve more widely the quality of the policing service we deliver and to improve trust and reassurance within our community, the group will give us advice on issues that affect young people, for example after a serious crime or incident.

They will also consult with us on plans and policies that might impact on youth culture, offering a new way in which to make a difference to how young communities are policed.


Group members will have the chance to 

  • Speak directly with police officers and decision makers.
  • Have their voice heard and express views.
  • Engage with other members of the local community and hear their views.
  • Question and challenge the views of other people in a constructive way.
  • Consider own biases and prejudices.
  • Build relationships between police, young people and the community.
  • Raise the profile of young people within the community.
  • Feel a sense of achievement and improve leadership skills.
  • Where appropriate feed into the regular IAG.
  • Where appropriate assist the Community Scrutiny Group.  
  • Accompany police officers on patrol (16 years +)  


Group members are expected to

  • Contribute time, energy and commitment to attend regular meetings. Meetings will be held initially once every two months.
  • Share personal knowledge, awareness and experience of community issues within the group.
  • Provide advice to help monitor and improve the quality of the policing service we deliver and help us understand issues that affect youth.

 Do group members need any special skills?

  •  No. We will provide training to group members to help them understand how policing works so that they can contribute to the policing debate.
  • We will also train group members on committee skills including minute taking and how to chair meetings. These are skills that you will find useful in your future career.


Please see application form and poster to the right for more info.

Who to contact

Contact Name
PC Yavor Zlatev