Surrey Youth Commission

We’ve established a Surrey Youth Commission on Policing and Crime in partnership with charity Leader’s Unlocked. Made up of young people aged between 14-25yrs old, it plays a lead role in ensuring our office and Surrey Police include the priorities of children and young people in policing.

What the Commission does

The Youth Commission hold meetings and consult widely with children and young people across Surrey. In 2023, they presented their findings to staff and stakeholders during the first ‘BIG Conversation Conference‘ and produced a report that contains their recommendations.

The first report produced by the Youth Commission provides feedback on the following priorities for policing:

  • Substance misuse & exploitation
  • Violence against women and girls
  • Cybercrime
  • Mental health
  • Relationships with the police

The report specifically contains a series of recommendations for our Office, Surrey Police and the Commission to improve safety, support and relationships with young people in Surrey.

Please contact us to request a copy of the report in a different format.

Surrey Youth Commission cover of first report published in 2023

Learn more

To find out more about the Youth Commission, contact Kaytea at

Applications for youth forum open after first members flag mental health and substance misuse as priorities for police

The Commission opened applications for new members aged between 14 and 25 years old.

First ever Surrey Youth Commission conference launches as members present their priorities for policing

Young people presented their findings for police at our first Youth Commission conference.

This fantastic scheme ensures we hear opinions from young people across a range of backgrounds, so we understand what they feel are the most important issues for the Force to tackle.

The Youth Commission helps more young people to speak openly on the issues they face and directly inform future crime prevention in Surrey.

Ellie Vesey-Thompson, Deputy Police & Crime Commissioner for Surrey