Deputy PCC to take the hot seat

Merseyside / July 14

Merseyside's Deputy Police Commissioner will be taking the hot seat at a Young Person's Question Time event today.

Cllr Sue Murphy will be taking questions on crime and disorder from young people aged between 14 and 16 at a special meeting of the St Helens Youth Council.

Sue will be joined by St Helen Council’s Chief Executive Mike Palin, Cabinet members Cllrs Andy Bowden, Lisa Prenton and Jeannie Bell and the Chair of the Local Children’s Safeguarding Board Susan Richardson among others for the ‘local question time’ event at St Helens Town Hall.

The event aims to give young people in St Helens a voice and will provide them with the opportunity to ask questions about issues that concern them in relation to crime and community, health and well-being and children and family services.

Sue said: “I’m delighted to be participating in this event which aims to giving young people in the area a voice and, in turn, provides me with the opportunity to listen to their concerns and the issues that matter most to them.

“The Commissioner and I are committed to engaging with young people here on Merseyside. We already have a really effective Youth Advisory Group, made up of a diverse mix of young people who meet regularly and tell us what they want to see from the criminal justice system.

“This event is a great opportunity for me to listen to the views of even more young people and understand what is really important to them. It is also a chance for these young people to have their voices heard and I am really looking forward to taking part.”

Between 40 and 50 young people from St Helens Youth Council are expected to attend the event which will see them take part in workshops before coming together in a panel to discuss the issues further.