New policing survey for young people living in Sussex

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A SURVEY to capture young people’s attitudes and experiences of policing has been launched.

The confidential online five-minute survey for 11 to 25-year-olds will help shape services provided by Sussex Police to children and young people in the area.

Chief Inspector Laurence Taylor said: ‘We know the perception of police by young people will significantly influence their attitude towards us, which in turn will affect whether or not they would report offences in the future or step forward as witnesses. The survey will allow us to better identify their needs and improve the service they receive from Sussex Police. ‘

Officers have been using social networking websites Twitter and Facebook to spread the word and have also contacted schools, colleges and universities, as well as youth offender groups, scouts and girl guides, young carers and gipsy and traveller groups.

Results will be published on a children and young people’s website for Sussex Police this autumn. It is being developed in consultation with youth groups.

Visit sussex.police.uk and search ‘children and young people’s survey’.