Child-centred policing strategy

Gwent Police has launched a strategy that places the well-being of children and young people at the centre of its decision making.

The child-centred policing strategy has been developed with children and young people from schools and youth groups across Gwent.

It aims to:     

  • Build better relationships and breakdown barriers between Gwent Police and children and young people.
  • Prevent children and young people from being drawn into crime and the criminal justice system.
  • Improve criminal justice outcomes for children and young people.
  • Enhance services for child victims of crime and those exposed to domestic abuse.

Children and young people worked with Gwent Police and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent to scrutinise the strategy before it was finalised.

They have also helped to create posters that explain to young people what they can expect from their police force, which will be displayed in schools and youth settings.

Children's version (PDF poster)
Young people's version (PDF poster)