Police Scotland launches four-year approach to working with children and young people

Date: 15th November 2016
Category: Respect for the views of the child

Five new priorities which will define the policing approach to keeping Scotland's one million young people and children safe have been announced.

Police Scotland has unveiled a four-year commitment called "Our Approach" which aims to put the safety of young Scots at the heart of the service.

Working with a wide range of partners, Police Scotland's priorities for children and young people are:

- Safety and Protection
- Engagement
- Prevention
- Victims and Witnesses
- Offending

The Approach has been created with the assistance of young people who are members of the Police Scotland Youth Advisory Panel, which is supported by Young Scot.