On Friday 3rd June young people from across Tower Hamlets gathered at Spotlight to pose their questions on policing and youth services to a panel including Mayor John Biggs, the Superintendent for Tower Hamlets, Umesh Desai from The Greater London Authority and The Deputy Youth Mayor. The audience gave the panel a grilling on how young people are perceived by the police, cuts to youth services and how the police work with young people to reduce crime. The audience were engaged, opinionated and demanding of answers to the tough questions they posed.
Following on from the event Tower Hamlets Police & Spotlight are working towards setting up a Youth Independent Advisory Group (YIAG) to inform and advise on local services for young people. If you would like to find out more about this contact Hello@weareaspotlight.com