OPCC's Youth Conference 2022

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OPCC’s Youth Conference 2022

Event Aim:

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner & VERU (the Violence and Exploitation Reduction Unit) will be hosting a Youth Conference for all Year 9 students from across Bedfordshire.

The aim of the event is to reach youths who would like to be a part of the solution of the criminal justice system and help support those at the risk of offending.



Event information:

Event: Youth Conference 2022

Date: Wednesday 18th – Friday 20th May 2022

Time: 9:30am – 3:00pm

Venue: The Rufus Centre, Steppingley Road, Flitwick, Beds, MK45 1AH


The schools will be split into locations:

Central Beds – Wednesday 18th May 2022

Bedford – Thursday 19th May 2022

Luton – Friday 20th May 2022


Some of the topics which will be covered:

–             How to report crime

–             County Lines: Spot the Signs

–             Domestic Abuse

–             How to avoid getting involved in crime

–             How can you help someone who is in a gang

–             Drug Crime

–             Knife Crime & consequences (include knife bin information)

–             Bullying / Peer to peer pressure around gangs / society pressure

–             Know your rights: Stop and Search

–             Exploitation / Grooming


Tickets are limited to 20 students per school.

Breakfast and Lunch will be provided.