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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.

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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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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“A Space of Our Own” – The role and value of youth organisations in strengthening communities

Published: 10th September 2018 London Youth

The report demonstrates the benefits that youth organisations bring not just to young people but to their wider communities.

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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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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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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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Civil Society Strategy: building a future that works for everyone

Published: 8th August 2018 UK GOV

The strategy proposes significant reforms across the public and private sectors to build a fairer society and stronger communities by bringing together businesses, charities and…

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