YOUNG people are being urged to tell Police Scotland how it could do better.

The force has launched a youth engagement survey to help shape its approaches.

The aim is to make sure people aged 12-18 feel confident to report a crime, get information and advice while giving feedback.

An online survey is available by visiting and officers are also at festivals during the summer to have relaxed conversations with young people about what matters to them.

Chief Superintendent David Duncan said: “Police Scotland wants to listen to young people and learn about their views of the police, how we’re currently working and what we could do better.

“We want to understand the issues which affect young people and influence the way the police work, now and in the future.

“Police Scotland is committed to making it safe and straightforward for 12 - 18 year olds to report crimes, get information or advice, and give us their feedback.

“Our engagement strategy allows young people to express their feelings and opinions in relation to their own safety and contact with police.”