Children's Parliament meets for police talks

MEMBERS of the Scottish Children's Parliament will be meeting police officers today to help shape their new youth strategy.

The youngsters, aged between ten and 14, will be sharing their opinions with Lothian and Borders Police through a series of art and drama workshops.

They will be covering topics such as community safety, youth offending and the relationships between young people and the police, in the event at New Parliament House.

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The 25 children were selected by the Scottish Children's Parliament to represent all regions in the force area.

Police hope to engage with younger members of the community, and use their insight to help them develop their youth strategy.

Chief Superintendent Colin Campbell, of the force's Safer Communities Department, said: "

By listening to those views, this strategy will be more responsive to the needs of communities."

Today's workshop follows a similar event at Stewart's Melville College two weeks ago.