Learning about Surrey Police youth engagement

Dr Llewelyn passionate goal to reduce the risk of children’s permanent school exclusion in Surrey prompted a return visit to Spelthorne Borough Council in Knowle Green.

In December 2021, the High Sheriff was impressed by the young people who’d reached the finals of the Triumph over Adversity category in the Spelthorne Youth Awards.

This time, she met chief executive Daniel Mouawad who introduced her to Surrey Police youth engagement officer Caroline Barnes who is part of the Waverley team.

Caroline told Dr Llewelyn about police initiatives to build trust and confidence, give young people a voice, prevent harm, steer them away from the criminal justice system, and keep up to date with the youth community.