Northampton Youth Forum

Key information

Report a hate crime

A hate crime is any criminal offence or incident which is perceived by any person as being motivated by a hostility or prejudice based on a personal characteristic such as age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, race and faith.


You may hear professionals who work with young people refer to safeguarding. They talk about this as meaning "promoting a safe environment and preventing harm to children and young people".

This is done in a number of ways:

  • adults supervising/supporting the Youth Forum have been CRB checked
  • if young people have to miss school (which is not often!) then we make sure that parents/guardians, school, Youth Forum adults workers and young people are all involved so that all the necessary consents and arrangements are in place to help keep the young people safe from harm

We are also a partner to the Northamptonshire Local Safeguarding Children Board - an organisation that works closely including through the Children and Young People's Partnership Plan, to help keep young people safe from harm.

If you have any queries about this page - or if you have any concerns about staying safe and the Youth Forum - please contact the Forum's co-ordinator: