Photo: Ron Hogg, PCVC & Ellen Terry, YPCVC
16 Year Ellen Terry has been elected as Young Police, Crime and Victims’ Commissioner for County Durham and Darlington for 2018-19.
Ellen Terry, of Belmont Durham who is studying at Durham Sixth Form Centre, was elected by Police Cadets to be the third Young Police, Crime and Victims’ Commissioner (YPCVC) representing young people in County Durham and Darlington.
Upon taking the role Ellen said: ‘I have always wanted to help people and I thought that this was a great opportunity to do so. I hope to make a positive impact in Durham and help to raise awareness of different issues within young people’s lives.’
In her manifesto, Ellen indicated that she would give priority during her year in office to:
- Improving outcomes for victims and perpetrators of crime who suffer from mental health difficulties
- Improving substance misuse education for young people
- Increasing the perceptions of the police.
When talking about her priorities Ellen said: ‘I am pleased to see that today the Government have appointed a new Minster for Suicide Prevention. When researching for my manifesto I was heartbroken to learn that around 84 men per week commit suicide. I want to make it known to people that help is available to them it really is ok not to be ok.’
Ron Hogg said: ‘I am pleased that Ellen has been elected as the third YPCVC. I look forward to working with her over the next twelve months as she has lots of great ideas.’
Posted on Thursday 11th October 2018