Children and young people - Police Scotland youth engagement

Closed 1 Dec 2019

Opened 11 Jul 2019

Results updated 12 Mar 2020

We recognise children and young people might have different needs when contacting and interacting with the police. As part of our Summer Safety campaign, we carried out focused, national engagement with children and young people to transform how we involve young people in shaping our approaches.

As part of this engagement, we launched an online survey and attended the following festivals and events during the summer to listen to young people's feedback about the police:

  • YouthBeatz, Dumfries;
  • TRNSMT, Glasgow;
  • Tartan Heart, Belladrum;
  • Party at the Palace, Linlithgow.

In total, we received 1,609 responses:

  • 1,159 online survey responses;
  • 450 responses from face-to-face engagement with officers at festivals (using iPads).

We captured quantitative and qualitative feedback on how young people feel about their safety and how the police might be more accessible and approachable for them. This included insights on the following:

  • Feelings of safety in own area;
  • Ways the police could help;
  • Preferred contact method to report crime; and
  • Ways to provide feedback to the police.

A summary report of the findings can be downloaded below which also outlines what we're doing based on these insights.

Police Scotland would like to thank everyone who engaged with us during festivals and as part of our online survey. This engagement is the start of a continuous conversation with children and young people.

Files:

Overview

Police Scotland want to listen to young people and learn about their views of the police - how we're currently working and what we could do better. We want to understand the issues that affect young people and influence the way the police work, now and in the future.

As part of this engagement, we will be attending different festivals and events during the summer to talk to children and young people. This online survey complements our face-to-face engagement and encourages conversations between adults and young people. Adults and young people are invited to fill in this survey, as part of their conversations, to express their feelings and opinions in relation to young people's safety and contact with police.

How we will use the information

The information provided will allow Police Scotland to find out how we can make it easy and safe for 12 - 18 year olds to report crimes, get information or advice, and give us their feedback.  

We want to shape how we do things with communities, recognising that children and young people might have different views and preferences of contact and communication than other groups. 

This exercise forms part of our Summer Safety campaign and wider public engagement strategy for transforming how we engage and involve children and young people in shaping our approaches.

Events

  • YouthBeatz festival - Dumfries

    From 22 Jun 2019 at 10:00 to 23 Jun 2019 at 20:00

    Officers from the Children & Young People team in Safer Communities will be attending this festival to engage with young people and festival goers. As part of this engagement, young people can answer questions and provide feedback about the police which will be used to develop our contact and engagement strategy.

  • TRNSMT - Glasgow

    From 12 Jul 2019 at 11:00 to 14 Jul 2019 at 22:00

    Officers from the Children & Young People team in Safer Communities will be attending this festival to engage with young people and festival goers. As part of this engagement, young people can answer questions and provide feedback about the police which will be used to develop our contact and engagement strategy.

  • Tartan Heart Festival - Belladrum, Inverness

    From 1 Aug 2019 at 11:00 to 3 Aug 2019 at 22:00

    Officers from the Children & Young People team in Safer Communities will be attending this festival to engage with young people and festival goers. As part of this engagement, young people can answer questions and provide feedback about the police which will be used to develop our contact and engagement strategy.

  • Party at the Palace - Linlithgow

    From 10 Aug 2019 at 11:00 to 11 Aug 2019 at 19:00

    Officers from the Children & Young People team in Safer Communities will be attending this festival to engage with young people and festival goers. As part of this engagement, young people can answer questions and provide feedback about the police which will be used to develop our contact and engagement strategy.

Areas

  • A
  • Abbey
  • Aberdeen City
  • Aberdeenshire
  • Aboyne, Upper Deeside and Donside
  • Abronhill, Kildrum and the Village
  • Aird and Loch Ness
  • Airdrie Central
  • Airdrie North
  • Airdrie South
  • Airyhall/Broomhill/Garthdee
  • Almond
  • Almond and Earn
  • An Taobh Siar agus Nis
  • Anderston/City
  • Angus
  • Annandale East
  • Annandale North
  • Annandale South
  • Annick
  • Arbroath East & Lunan
  • Arbroath West & Letham
  • Ardrossan and Arran
  • Argyll and Bute
  • Armadale and Blackridge
  • Avondale and Stonehouse
  • Ayr East
  • Ayr North
  • Ayr West
  • Badenoch and Strathspey
  • Baillieston
  • Ballochmyle
  • Banchory and Mid Deeside
  • Banff and District
  • Bannockburn
  • Barraigh Bhatarsaigh Eirisgeigh Uibhist Deas
  • Barrhead
  • Bathgate
  • Bearsden North
  • Bearsden South
  • Beinn na Foghla agus Uibhist a Tuath
  • Bellshill
  • Bishopbriggs North & Torrance
  • Bishopbriggs South
  • Bishopton, Bridge of Weir & Langbank
  • Black Isle
  • Blairgowrie and Glens
  • Blantyre
  • Bo'ness and Blackness
  • Bonnybridge and Larbert
  • Bonnyrigg
  • Bothwell and Uddingston
  • Brechin & Edzell
  • Bridge of Don
  • Broxburn, Uphall and Winchburgh
  • Buckhaven, Methil and Wemyss Villages
  • Buckie
  • Burntisland, Kinghorn and Western Kirkcaldy
  • Busby, Clarkston and Eaglesham
  • C
  • Calton
  • Cambuslang East
  • Cambuslang West
  • Campsie & Kirkintilloch North
  • Canal
  • Caol and Mallaig
  • Carnoustie & District
  • Carse of Gowrie
  • Carse, Kinnaird and Tryst
  • Castle
  • Castle Douglas and Glenkens
  • Central Buchan
  • City Centre
  • City of Edinburgh
  • Clackmannanshire
  • Clackmannanshire Central
  • Clackmannanshire East
  • Clackmannanshire North
  • Clackmannanshire South
  • Clackmannanshire West
  • Clydebank Central
  • Clydebank Waterfront
  • Clydesdale East
  • Clydesdale North
  • Clydesdale South
  • Clydesdale West
  • Coatbridge North and Glenboig
  • Coatbridge South
  • Coatbridge West
  • Coldside
  • Colinton/Fairmilehead
  • Corstorphine/Murrayfield
  • Cowal
  • Cowdenbeath
  • Craigentinny/Duddingston
  • Craigton
  • Cromarty Firth
  • Culloden and Ardersier
  • Cumbernauld North
  • Cumbernauld South
  • Cumnock and New Cumnock
  • Cupar
  • D
  • Dalkeith
  • Dalry and West Kilbride
  • Dee
  • Denny and Banknock
  • Dingwall and Seaforth
  • Doon Valley
  • Drum Brae/Gyle
  • Drumchapel/Anniesland
  • Dumbarton
  • Dumfries and Galloway
  • Dunbar and East Linton
  • Dunblane and Bridge of Allan
  • Dundee City
  • Dunfermline Central
  • Dunfermline North
  • Dunfermline South
  • Dunoon
  • Dyce/Bucksburn/Danestone
  • E
  • East Ayrshire
  • East Berwickshire
  • East Centre
  • East Dunbartonshire
  • East End
  • East Garioch
  • East Kilbride Central North
  • East Kilbride Central South
  • East Kilbride East
  • East Kilbride South
  • East Kilbride West
  • East Livingston and East Calder
  • East Lothian
  • East Mainland, South Ronaldsay and Burray
  • East Neuk and Landward
  • East Renfrewshire
  • East Sutherland and Edderton
  • Eilean a Cheo
  • Elgin City North
  • Elgin City South
  • Ellon and District
  • Erskine & Inchinnan
  • Fa'side
  • Falkirk
  • Falkirk North
  • Falkirk South
  • Fauldhouse and the Breich Valley
  • Fife
  • Fochabers Lhanbryde
  • Forfar & District
  • Forres
  • Forth
  • Forth and Endrick
  • Fortissat
  • Fountainbridge/Craiglockhart
  • Fraserburgh and District
  • Ft William and Ardnamurchan
  • G
  • Galashiels and District
  • Garscadden/Scotstounhill
  • George St/Harbour
  • Giffnock and Thornliebank
  • Girvan and South Carrick
  • Glasgow City
  • Glenrothes Central and Thornton
  • Glenrothes North, Leslie and Markinch
  • Glenrothes West and Kinglassie
  • Govan
  • Grangemouth
  • Greater Pollok
  • Haddington and Lammermuir
  • Hamilton North and East
  • Hamilton South
  • Hamilton West and Earnock
  • Hawick and Denholm
  • Hawick and Hermitage
  • Hazlehead/Ashley/Queens Cross
  • Heldon and Laich
  • Helensburgh and Lomond South
  • Helensburgh Central
  • Highland
  • Hillhead
  • Hilton/Stockethill
  • Houston, Crosslee & Linwood
  • Howe of Fife and Tay Coast
  • Huntly, Strathbogie and Howe of Alford
  • Inverclyde
  • Inverclyde East
  • Inverclyde East Central
  • Inverclyde North
  • Inverclyde South
  • Inverclyde South West
  • Inverclyde West
  • Inverkeithing and Dalgety Bay
  • Inverleith
  • Inverness Central
  • Inverness Millburn
  • Inverness Ness-Side
  • Inverness South
  • Inverness West
  • Inverurie and District
  • Irvine East
  • Irvine Valley
  • Irvine West
  • Isle of Bute
  • J
  • Jedburgh and District
  • Johnstone North, Kilbarchan & Lochwinnoch
  • Johnstone South, Elderslie & Howwood
  • K
  • Keith and Cullen
  • Kelso and District
  • Kilbirnie and Beith
  • Kilmarnock East and Hurlford
  • Kilmarnock North
  • Kilmarnock South
  • Kilmarnock West and Crosshouse
  • Kilpatrick
  • Kilsyth
  • Kilwinning
  • Kincorth/Loirston
  • Kingswells/Sheddocksley
  • Kinross-shire
  • Kintyre and the Islands
  • Kirkcaldy Central
  • Kirkcaldy East
  • Kirkcaldy North
  • Kirkintilloch East & Twechar
  • Kirkwall East
  • Kirkwall West and Orphir
  • Kirriemuir & Dean
  • Kyle
  • L
  • Landward Caithness
  • Langside
  • Larkhall
  • Leaderdale and Melrose
  • Leith
  • Leith Walk
  • Lenzie & Kirkintilloch South
  • Lerwick North
  • Lerwick South
  • Leven
  • Leven, Kennoway and Largo
  • Liberton/Gilmerton
  • Linlithgow
  • Linn
  • Livingston North
  • Livingston South
  • Loch a Tuath
  • Lochar
  • Lochee
  • Lochgelly and Cardenden
  • Lomond
  • Lomond North
  • Lower Braes
  • Lower Deeside
  • Maryfield
  • Maryhill/Kelvin
  • Maybole, North Carrick and Coylton
  • Meadows/Morningside
  • Mearns
  • Mid and Upper Nithsdale
  • Mid Argyll
  • Mid Berwickshire
  • Mid Formartine
  • Mid Galloway
  • Midlothian
  • Midlothian East
  • Midlothian South
  • Midlothian West
  • Midstocket/Rosemount
  • Milngavie
  • Monifieth & Sidlaw
  • Montrose & District
  • Moray
  • Mossend and Holytown
  • Motherwell North
  • Motherwell South East and Ravenscraig
  • Motherwell West
  • Murdostoun
  • Musselburgh East and Carberry
  • Musselburgh West
  • N
  • Na h-Eileanan an Iar
  • Na Hearadh agus Ceann a Deas nan Loch
  • Nairn
  • Neilston, Uplawmoor and Newton Mearns North
  • Netherlee, Stamperland and Williamwood
  • Newlands/Auldburn
  • Newton Mearns South
  • Nith
  • North Ayrshire
  • North Berwick Coastal
  • North Coast and Cumbraes
  • North East (Glasgow)
  • North East (Tayside)
  • North Isles (Orkney)
  • North Isles (Shetland)
  • North Kincardine
  • North Lanarkshire
  • North West Dumfries
  • North, West and Central Sutherland
  • Northfield
  • Oban North and Lorn
  • Oban South and the Isles
  • Orkney Islands
  • P
  • Paisley East & Ralston
  • Paisley North West
  • Paisley South
  • Paisley South West
  • Partick West
  • Penicuik
  • Pentland Hills
  • Perth and Kinross
  • Perth City Centre
  • Perth City North
  • Perth City South
  • Peterhead North and Rattray
  • Peterhead South and Cruden
  • Pollokshields
  • Portobello/Craigmillar
  • Preston/Seton/Gosford
  • Prestwick
  • Q
  • Renfrew North
  • Renfrew South & Gallowhill
  • Renfrewshire
  • Rosyth
  • Rutherglen Central and North
  • Rutherglen South
  • Saltcoats and Stevenston
  • Scottish Borders
  • Selkirkshire
  • Sgir' Uige agus Ceann a Tuath nan Loch
  • Sgire an Rubha
  • Shetland Central
  • Shetland Islands
  • Shetland North
  • Shetland South
  • Shetland West
  • Shettleston
  • Sighthill/Gorgie
  • South Ayrshire
  • South Kintyre
  • South Lanarkshire
  • Southside Central
  • Southside/Newington
  • Speyside Glenlivet
  • Springburn
  • St Andrews
  • Steornabhagh a Deas
  • Steornabhagh a Tuath
  • Stirling
  • Stirling East
  • Stirling West
  • Stonehaven and Lower Deeside
  • Stranraer and North Rhins
  • Strathallan
  • Strathearn
  • Strathkelvin
  • Strathmartine
  • Strathmore
  • Strathtay
  • Stromness and South Isles
  • Tain and Easter Ross
  • Tay Bridgehead
  • The Ferry
  • The Lochs
  • Thorniewood
  • Thurso
  • Tillydrone/Seaton/Old Aberdeen
  • Torry/Ferryhill
  • Troon
  • Trossachs and Teith
  • Troup
  • Turriff and District
  • Tweeddale East
  • Tweeddale West
  • U
  • Upper Braes
  • V
  • West Dunbartonshire
  • West End
  • West Fife and Coastal Villages
  • West Garioch
  • West Lothian
  • West Mainland
  • Wester Ross, Strathpeffer and Lochalsh
  • Westhill and District
  • Whitburn and Blackburn
  • Wick
  • Wigtown West
  • Wishaw

Audiences

  • General Public

Interests

  • Survey