The National Crimebeat is a youth crime prevention charity of the High Sheriffs' Association in England and Wales.
National Crimebeat focuses on providing a prestigious annual awards ceremony to give recognition to the most innovative and successful crime prevention projects carried out by young people aged between 5 and 25 years.
These awards give recognition to the most innovative and successful crime prevention projects carried out by young people. They encompass the whole of England and Wales, not individual counties, and projects can be submitted from any organisation whatever their name - they don't have to come within the ambit of a county Crimebeat.
High Sheriffs are responsible for finding, encouraging applications from and endorsing submissions for suitable projects within their counties which may be eligible for an award - there is no limit to the number of projects any one High Sheriff can submit. They are the conduit between the awards ceremony and the projects.
High Sheriffs with projects in the finals are invited to the award ceremony and encouraged to invite county supporters such as MP's etc.
Some of the winners attending the ceremony are themselves vulnerable youngsters, some on the edge of crime or antisocial behaviour.
National Crimebeat is a means to give them recognition, confidence and self-belief.