On Tuesday 19th of February, Young Commissioners from the Broadland YAB (Youth Advisory Board) and Young Commissioners from the Norfolk Police and Crime Commissioner Youth Commission spent a day at the Broadland District Council chambers.
Chair of the council and Member Champion for Young People Councillor Judy Leggett attended the event, and spoke to the Young Commissioners about life as a councillor.
Lorne Green, Police and Crime Commissioner for Norfolk also attended in order to meet with the Young Commissioners and talk to them about the role of the PCC.
The Young Commissioners took part in a day-long programme of Make Our Rights Reality (MORR) training. MORR is a UK-wide Youth Access project, delivered in partnership with MAP, which ‘teaches young people about their rights and gives them a voice to challenge injustice.’
Young Commissioners learned about civil and criminal law, stop and search, and Human Rights. They role-played the law-making process, acting as the House of Commons and House of Lords whilst debating whether a Bill should be made into a Law. They then created their own countries, writing constitutions which they presented to the rest of the group.