Members of a Dumbarton charity which gives young people the chance to fulfil their potential and make the most of their lives, has outlined its work to police officers in the town.

Action for Children works with looked-after and accommodated children as well as young people, young carers, children affected by parental drug and alcohol misuse, and families at risk.

Inspector Mo Boyle and youth engagement officers, Constables Borland, Wreford and Bradley, welcomed the charity's staff to Dumbarton police office.

The charity members spoke to officers about a new initiative in West Dunbartonshire which aims to address youth homelessness before it reaches crisis point.

Inspector Boyle said: “I’d like to thank Laura and Janet from Action for Children for coming to speak to us about the Early Action Systems Change project.

“We heard today that young people will be at the heart of this work and it’s really encouraging that their voices will not only be heard, but that they will contribute to the design of any future provision and supports, for young people who may be a risk of homelessness.

“Our youth engagement officers play a crucial role in building positive relationships between police and young people and work closely with young people, communities and a wide range of partners who work to support young people.

"Their work continues throughout the school holidays and they will have an important role to play in our Safer Summer Task Force.

Inspector Boyle continued: "They are also looking forward to doing what they can to support this project and help improve outcomes for children and young people in West Dunbartonshire.”

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