A youth produced booklet aimed at keeping young people safe has been endorsed by police.

The 'Keeping Safe' guide was designed and produced by 20 members of Croydon based housing group AmicusHorizon's Regional Youth Forum, from across London and Surrey.

The youths worked in partnership with the Metropolitan Police Service and Elevating Success UK, and launched the pocket sized booklet designed to fit in an Oyster Card holder, was launched at Bernard Weatherill House on Friday, November 15.

Guests at the event included Superintendent Rob Atkin, the Mayor of Croydon councillor Yvette Hopley and Croydon Central MP Gavin Barwell.

About 5,000 booklets have been printed for distribution featuring useful contact numbers and website addresses for organisations such as the National Centre for Domestic Violence, Talk to Frank and ChildLine.

Paul Hackett, Chief Executive at Amicus Horizon, said: "The young people who produced the Keeping Safe booklet should feel very proud of their efforts.

"They’ve spent a long time pulling together essential information that matters to their peers."

The youths who worked on the booklet are aged between 11 to 18.

Youth Forum member Tia-Helena Brown, 18, said: "All the young people are really proud of their work on this project. Hopefully we can keep young people safe."