In 2013, the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Leicestershire, Sir Clive Loader, was the first in the country to establish a Youth Commission on Police and Crime in partnership with the SHM Foundation. Between August and December 2013, the Leicestershire Youth Commission carried out a ‘Big Conversation’ which reached over 1500 young people to gather their views on priority topics including the relationship with the police, hate crime, anti-social behaviour, offending and re-offending, drug and alcohol abuse, and knife crime. This report contains their detailed findings and recommendations to the PCC. Click here to see the pdf.
In January 2012, a group of Political Academy members came together at the House of Commons to discuss the government’s proposal to move from household to individual electoral registration (IER) and what this means for young voters. The event was driven by a group of partners with a shared interest in engaging young voters – Bite the Ballot, the SHM Foundation, and the Electoral Reform Society. The event was also supported by the Electoral Commission. This summary document outlines the key findings from the event, and will be a starting point for further partnership work to increase the numbers of young people registering to vote and using their vote. Click here to see the pdf.
The Force Forward campaign set out to engage young people in the lead-up to the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) elections in 2012. Moving Forward is the culmination of this campaign. It contains young people’s messages and priorities for the future in relation to police and crime. We hope it will inspire PCCs and other decision-makers to reflect, ask questions and enter into further dialogue with young people about the issues and the potential solutions. Click here to see the pdf.
This poster looks to explain the mHealth support group model developed by the SHM Foundation for people living with HIV/AIDS and the impact that is had in the work that the Foundation has been doing in Mexico, South Africa and the UK. Click here to see the pdf.
This presentation was created by the SHM Foundation Political Academy in partnership with young people in London to examine the motivations behind the riots and their implications. (more…)
This report looks to evaluate a project recently completed that was run in partnership between the SHM Foundation and Body&Soul to determine whether it was feasible and beneficial to set up support systems for HIV positive parents via group SMS to provide social support, enhance ability to parent positive children and improve participant wellbeing. Click here to see the pdf.
In 2011, the SHM Foundation Political Academy conducted a campaign to inspire young voters to use their vote in the UK referendum on the Alternative Vote (AV). (more…)