SUPPORTING & EMPOWERING YOUNG PEOPLE, FAMILIES & COMMUNITIES TO BE THE CHANGE THEY WANT TO SEE
Currently there is an epidemic of Knife Crime in London. By April 2018 over 50 young people lost their lives on London's streets leaving families and communities deep in shock, fear, trauma and grief. Some of these young people had bright futures ahead of them. Many young people left with life-changing injuries.
This ever increasing senseless loss of life cannot continue. Community-led solutions must be found to support these young people and their families.
Much concern has rightly been placed on the Black boys are overrepresented in the data of fatalities. The numbers of young people involved in County Lines where young people are missing from home anything from a few day to several weeks leaving in their wake much anguish until they return.
This timely and much needed Knife Crime Summit organised by the Anti Knife Crime Forum, SGTO and pan London partners and community supporters brings together leading evidence based practitioners, medics, first at scene emergency responders, Police, those who are delivering early intervention programmes in school, parents and young people. These experts are informing and shaping current government policy and practice.
This Knife Crime Summit is responding to an expressed need by Southwark and London communities for action and community led solutions that will support vulnerable young people, parents needing support and issues of culture that prevent help being asked for. A Parental Support Network will be launched. Also another to support young people. The event will be Chaired by Elena Noel and community partners.
■ Opening Speaker: Duncan Bew - Surgeon and Trauma Consultant at King's College NHS Hospital who heads the Trauma Team who try to save the lives of youths stabbed on arrival at A&E.
■ Redthread - Frontline Hospital based early intervention youth work with those stabbed. Supported by the Mayor of London.
■ Paul Barnes - Father of teenager Quamari Barnes fatally killed outside his school in a Knife Crime incident.
■Growing Against Violence (GAV) - Early intervention and prevention schools education programmes with Yr 7 - Yr 12
■ Delphine Duff - Independent Advisor and Gang Matrix expert. (Formerly of LCRC London Probation)
■ Young people impacted by Knife Crime
■ World of Hope - Importance of engaging parents patrolling estate and neighbourhoids and engaging youths.
■ Metropolitan Police - How young people are groomed into Knife Crime and Serious Youth Violence.
And other speakers...
Let's problem solve together. Network with others.
Registration from 5.15pm onwards
This event is FREE to attend. Free refreshments and food provided from 5.15pm onwards.
Further information can be gained from Elena Noel - Co-Chair Anti-Knife Crime Forum