Home Office launches Serious Violence Strategy

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The Home Office have today launched a Serious Violence Strategy, covering new ways to respond to knife crime and gun crime.

UK Youth attended the announcement on the strategy. The key points include:

  • A new £11m Early Intervention Youth Fund for community projects
  • A task force comprised of cross-party MPs and the charity sector to implement the strategy

At the announcement, the Home Secretary praised the work of our member Leap Confronting Conflict, who she visited earlier this year.

Following the announcement, Alan Carr, Interim CEO at UK Youth said:

“Today’s announcement of a Serious Violence Strategy marks further investment into young people from the Government and an important step towards providing vital early support and intervention to support young people at risk of crime. Through this, the Government have recognised the value of good quality youth work and ensuring that young people are listened to and supported within their community.

We welcome the further funding unveiled with the new £11m Early Intervention Youth Fund, however, this must be followed by further investment to ensure youth services can provide the essential support they need to every young person. UK Youth look forward to working with the Home Office following their commitment to work with others to deliver this strategy.”

For more information, please contact:

Hannah Clare, Digital Marketing Manager UK Youth:

hannah.clare@blog.ukyouth.org | 0203 137 3814

 

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