Agenda and draft minutes
London Youth Assembly
Thursday 30 May 2019 2.30 pm

Venue: Chamber, City Hall, The Queen's Walk, London, SE1 2AA. View directions

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Items
No. Item

1.

Update from Chair

To receive any apologies for absence and to announce the next LYA Chair for 2019/20.

Minutes:

1.1  The Chair welcomed Members of the London Youth Assembly (LYA) to City Hall for their second meeting.

 

1.2  The Chair thanked a number of GLA staff for their support and work on the London Youth Assembly, with special thanks to Gareth Bacon AM, the Executive Director of Secretariat and the Executive Support Officer, Secretariat.

 

1.3  The Chair thanked the Deputy Chair of the (LYA) for his support and work during the last year.

 

1.4  Members of the LYA held an election for the 2019/20 Chair of the LYA prior to the meeting. The current Chair announced Emily from Bromley would be the new Chair.

2.

Minutes

The Assembly is recommended to confirm the minutes of the meeting of the Assembly held on 19 February 2019 to be signed by the Chair as a correct record.

Minutes:

2.1  Resolved:

 

That the minutes of the meeting of 19 February 2019 be signed by the Chair as a correct record.

 

3.

Discussion on Youth Violence and Safety

LYA Members will take part in a question and answer session with the Chair of the National Police Chiefs’ Council, Martin Hewitt.

 

LYA Members to update group on initiatives and programmes in their local area.

Minutes:

3.1  The LYA held a question and answer session with Martin Hewitt the Chair of the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC).

 

3.2  The Chair, NPCC, discussed:

·  The role of the National Police Chiefs’ Council;

·  The differences in policing in 2019 compared to the 1970s.

·  The difficulties police face in building relationships with particular communities; and

·  Issues relating to globalisation in London, technology, violence and mental health, the role of the media, stop and search, and gangs.

 

3.3  The Chair of the NNPC made it clear that although part of the role of the police is to enforce the law partnership working across agencies and sectors is required to stop youth violence.

 

3.4  Members of the LYA asked a number of questions of the Chair, NPCC, key summary points of his responses are listed below:

  Immediate responses to youth violence

·  The Mayor of London set up the Violence Reduction Task Force to provide a multiagency response and has since set up the Violence Reduction Unit;

·  The police are also doing a large amount of work around recovery of weapons, searches and making arrests;

·  Education on the self esteem of young people is being included in all education provisions to help provide  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.

4.

Discussion on Mental Health and Wellbeing

LYA Members to update group on initiatives and programmes in their local area.

Minutes:

4.1  Each sub-region provided an update on the work around mental health and wellbeing which had taken place since the last meeting.

 

4.2  Innovations included contacting Clinical Commissioning Groups to find out how the LYA can get involved, looking at sharing best practise from young people who have used mental health facilities and introducing posts in schools to help young people who are struggling with their own mental health.

 

 

 

5.

Discussion on Recommendations to the Mayor pdf icon PDF 117 KB

The LYA will discuss recommendations to the Mayor on the topics of youth violence and mental health.

 

Minutes:

5.1  The LYA received the report containing the LYA recommendation to the Mayor.

 

5.2  The Chair thanked Members of the LYA for their contributions to the report.

 

5.3  A copy of the amended report is attached as Appendix 1.

 

6.

Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the London Youth Assembly is scheduled for Autumn 2019 in the Chamber, City Hall.

Minutes:

6.1  The date of the next LYA will be in Autumn 2019.

7.

Any Other Business

Minutes:

7.1  The meeting finished at 4.30pm.