Youth Zone at Home: OnSide’s response to Covid-19
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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.
“Right now, London is a shambles. You've got loose-headed teenagers running around with knives and guns, thinking it's normal.”
Across Britain, serious violence is rising. There have been over 90 murders in London in 2018 alone, which includes sixteen teenagers. Panorama investigates why.
The mother of Stephen Lawrence spoke about the rising levels of knife crime on London's streets during an appearance on Loose Women.
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…
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.
The knife crime statistics alone reflect a deep concern about how we help young people to reach their potential and avoid the traps that lead to a more negative, and potentially dangerous, life.