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Supporting Evidence

Opportunities in life should not be based on a postcode lottery, but available to all young people, regardless of background and ability.  Young people today face an unprecedented range of daily challenges which are often reported in the media and press.  All of which, further support our drive to provide every young people across the country, with a safe and inspiring place to spend their leisure time, with access to employability, health and sporting initiatives which make a huge contribution to their emotional and physical wellbeing.

Action on rise in youth violence completely inadequate, say MPs

Published: 31st July 2019 The Guardian

Serious youth violence is a social emergency and the government needs to get a grip on the problem or more teenagers will die, MPs have said.

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Better policing alone will not eradicate knife crime

Published: 15th March 2019 Financial Times

We need to give desperate young men an alternative to gang culture.

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Gangs: 27,000 children in England say they are members – report

Published: 28th February 2019 BBC News

There are 27,000 children aged between 10 and 17 in England who identify as being part of a gang, according to a report by the Children's Commissioner.

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Surge in young knife deaths amid police cuts and ‘a climate of fear’

Published: 29th November 2018 The Guardian

England and Wales record 37 deaths so far in 2018 as charity stresses deprivation underlies violence.

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Street gangs aren’t so different from war dead

Published: 12th November 2018 The Times

Bravado and a need for comradeship is what led many boys to sign up in the Great War and get into street violence today.

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Fair Education Alliance

Published: 27th October 2018 Fair Education Alliance

The Report Card measures progress towards the five Fair Education Impact Goals which aim to narrow the gaps between the most advantaged and least advantaged students at each stage of education including gaps in skills and wellbeing.

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Number of children referred to mental health services in England rises by a quarter

Published: 8th October 2018 The Independent

'Untold numbers of children are falling through the gaps and not getting the support they need.'

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Duchess of Cambridge to campaign for children at risk

Published: 15th September 2018 The Times

The Duchess of Cambridge is launching a “lifelong” campaign to help children from deprived backgrounds to reach their potential.

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Axing Youth Clubs is a Costly Mistake

Published: 29th August 2018 New Statesman

“If people had a chance to come to a place like this, they could get away from their life on the streets.”

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Fighting school holiday hunger in Birkenhead

Published: 20th August 2018 BBC News

An estimated three million children are at risk of going hungry over the holidays, when free school meals are off the menu, and the government has pledged £2m to help provide food and activities for children.

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Preventing serious youth violence – what works?

Published: 12th August 2018 Big Lottery Fund

This paper has been prepared by the Big Lottery Fund to summarise learning from the voluntary and community sector on what works in preventing serious youth violence.

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