Policing the Pandemic

Policing the Pandemic is youth-led study that seeks to provide a snapshot of young people’s views and experiences of policing during lockdown. Between May and June 2020, the project gathered views from 3491 young people across England and Wales.

The report features insights and verbatim quotes in relation to:

Young people’s experiences of policing during the COVID-19 restrictions

What’s worked and what the challenges have been for young people

Young people’s recommendations for improving the policing approach

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Testimonials

"The reason I got involved is because I have lived experience of a range of mental health issues. I got the opportunity to get involved, and it was a big deal to get out of the house, but I did it - three years later I have a career in mental health.”

Zara