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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.

Knife crime rise ‘linked to youth service cuts’, parliamentary report finds

Published: 8th May 2019 The Independant

Rising knife crime could be linked to budget cuts that have decimated youth services in parts of England, according to a parliamentary report.

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Keeping kids safe

Published: 18th March 2019 Children's Commissioner

Improving safeguarding responses to gang violence and criminal exploitation.

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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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Feeble drug policy fuels war on our streets

Published: 15th January 2019 The Times

A new approach is needed to help children escape from a world of drug-running, gang coercion and premature death.

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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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How to solve youth violence (and how we can all help)

Published: 21st November 2018 BBC Ideas

Knife crime and youth violence are rarely out of the news - musician and mentor Femi Koleoso says we can all play a role in tackling them.

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Knife crime: What happened to Michael?

Published: 6th November 2018 BBC News

“Right now, London is a shambles. You've got loose-headed teenagers running around with knives and guns, thinking it's normal.”

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Panorama: Murder on the Streets

Published: 3rd September 2018 BBC iPlayer

Across Britain, serious violence is rising. There have been over 90 murders in London in 2018 alone, which includes sixteen teenagers. Panorama investigates why.

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Doreen Lawrence warns ‘there’s not much out there for young people’ on the capital’s streets

Published: 28th August 2018 Evening Standard

The mother of Stephen Lawrence spoke about the rising levels of knife crime on London's streets during an appearance on Loose Women. 

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Moral Maze: Gang Culture

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Published: 27th June 2018 BBC

On Saturday night, a 15-year boy was stabbed to death in East London. He was the 50th person to be killed by a knife in…

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Beyond the Blade

Published: 21st June 2018 The Guardian

They call it the “reachable” and the “teachable” moment: that brief window when a young person who has just been stabbed will be most receptive to a message about how to make changes in their life.

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