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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.

Number of London youth clubs nearly halved since 2011 riots, report finds

Published: 22nd March 2019 The Guardian

A series of freedom of information requests shows the UK capital has lost 104 youth centres as austerity continues to grip councils.

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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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New research estimates up to 50% fall in spend on youth provision

Published: 26th February 2019 The Guardian

England’s child protection and support services are in financial crisis, with the heaviest cuts burden falling disproportionately on the north of the country.

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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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‘Too many young people believe their communities don’t care’

Published: 19th December 2018 The Mirror

Tim Peake, space expert called for businesses and the Government to reduce the risk of young people becoming disengaged.

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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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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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World Mental Health Day is shining a light on the wellbeing of young people

Published: 10th October 2018 The Yorkshire Post

Young people and mental health in a changing world’ is the theme of today’s World Mental Health Day.

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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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‘£1bn in unpalatable county council cuts’ ahead in England

Published: 25th September 2018 BBC News

Council bosses in England say the "worst is yet to come" in cuts to services, as the government further reduces local authority funding.

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