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Labour announces programme to tackle youth crime

10/10/2023

Labour would set up a ‘young futures’ programme to help tackle crises in youth crime and mental health, shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper has announced.

Campaigners call for ‘community-led approach’ to youth violence

25/04/2023

Police powers should be reduced and a ‘community-led approach’ to violence among young people adopted instead, according to campaigners.

Former children’s commissioner calls for ‘Sure Start Plus’

04/11/2022

The Government should establish a Sure Start Plus programme that could be targeted at teenagers who are at risk of exploitation, former commissioner says.

Work begins on UK’s first ‘secure school’

01/08/2022

Construction has started on the UK’s first ‘secure school’, a custodial facility aimed at providing young offenders with an education.

Government announces £300m fund to tackle youth crime

20/05/2022

Councils across England and Wales will be able to draw on a £300m fund aimed at cutting youth crime.

London boroughs consider cannabis decriminalisation

05/01/2022

Three London boroughs could be part of a pilot scheme aimed at diverting young people caught with a small amount of cannabis away from the justice system.

Young offenders ‘set up to fail’, report warns

08/10/2019

Children and young people released from young offender institutions are getting too little support in the community and are being ‘set up to fail’, a new report shows.

Khan announces £1.1m sports funding to tackle crime

01/08/2019

London mayor Sadiq Khan has announced £1.1m funding for sports groups as part of a drive to stop young people getting involved in crime and violence.

Councils ‘in the dark’ over youth service funding

15/05/2019

Local authority leaders have warned that councils ‘remain in the dark’ over youth service funding that helps tackle knife crime and county lines drug dealing.

Neuroscience and knife crime

24/04/2019

Gifford Sutherland, knife crime expert at The Training Hub, provides some insight into neuroscience, young people and knife crime.

Pilot project helps a third of youths quit ‘county lines’

14/02/2019

Specialist support helped nearly a third of young people in a pilot project to quit 'county lines' involvement with drugs, according to a review.

Javid announces £200m to tackle youth violence

03/10/2018

Local government leaders have welcomed the announcement of a new fund to tackle violent crime — but renewed calls to reverse cuts in public health budgets.

Home secretary ‘doubles’ early intervention youth fund

31/07/2018

Funding to tackle violence among young people is to be doubled as part of the Government's 'public health' approach to combatting crime.

Councils urge Whitehall to avert ‘tragedy’ in youth offending facilities

22/09/2017

Councils have called on the Government to protect young offenders as inspectors say conditions in youth offending facilities make future tragedy ‘inevitable’.

Report warns homeless young offenders being placed in unsafe housing

07/09/2016

A third of homeless 16 and 17-year-olds working with youth offending teams are being placed in unsafe or unsuitable accommodation by local authorities, inspectors have warned.

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