Sheffield Independent Advisory Group

Date published: 30 April 2023 13:31

Welcome to the Sheffield Independent Advisory Group (IAG) 

Thank you for visiting our Independent Advisory Group (IAG) web page. The IAG in Sheffield enables us to create a genuine partnership with our local and diverse communities.

This partnership is a vital part of what we do, and helps us achieve our policing priorities of protecting vulnerable people, tackling crime and antisocial behaviour and enabling fair treatment.

The information below hopefully give you an insight into the work our IAG members do and encourage you to join us.

If you're interested in joining the IAG then you can download an application form here

Meet the Sheffield IAG Chair

Safiya Saeed is the Project Coordinator of Reach Up Youth based in Burngreave which is a community organisation for the families and youth to give them a platform to be heard.

One of the projects she founded is Big Brother Burngreave, it's a mentoring scheme for the young BAME youths age 11 years to 20 years, promoting against knife crime and youth mental health and giving the youth a safe environment to engage with sports, self development and carers advice.

Safiya is a governor in local schools and runs engagement programmes with Big Brother, youths and colleges developing young community leaders and train them so they can invest in their own communities and families.

Chief Inspector Helen Lewis outlines the content of IAG'S in Sheffield:

“We want membership that is reflective of the diversity of Sheffield in terms of age, ethnicity, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, profession and location.

"The group seeks to understand and challenge policing on a thematic basis, in other words, addressing key issues and styles of policing and the impact upon the public.

"There are standing items of stop and search, hate crime and complaints (including use of force) however, other items can be brought forward by the public for the IAG to scrutinise.

"Recently these have included Covid-19, domestic violence, mental health and the use of spice."

Our next meeting: 


Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, meetings will be held on Skype.

For details and how to dial in please contact sylvie.cook@southyorks.pnn.police.uk

Youth Independent Advisory Group

A Youth IAG is a community-led group of young people aged between 14 and 18.

It gives young people the opportunity have their say on how we can improve the quality of the policing service we deliver and to improve trust and reassurance with in our community.

We encourage youngsters from all backgrounds to get involved in our Youth IAG in Sheffield.

Further information

If you've got any questions or would like further information about the Adult or Youth IAG please contact sylvie.cook@southyorks.pnn.police.uk

Sylvie will also be happy to assist if you need help with the application form to join the IAG.

Follow us on social media

To find out more about what we are doing in Sheffield follow us on Facebook and Twitter at:

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