London is a fantastic city in which to grow up, however for many young people obstacles remain that prevent them from reaching their potential and can lead to them becoming entangled with the youth justice system.
According to MOPAC (The Mayor’s Office for Policy and Crime) statistics, 1,844 Londoners under 25 were injured because of non-domestic knife crimes and 43% of young offenders re-offended within one year of ending their sentence in 2016.
Sport and physical activity can be an effective tool to direct young people into positive activity and engage them at an age where they are most likely to slip into criminal behaviours.
This event will bring together local authority officers and community organisations who are working in the world of youth engagement with a desire to use sport and physical activity to tackle the growing problem to youth offending in London.
The event will set the scene for future projects, including an overview of current policy, partners to involve, best practice and will link to upcoming funding opportunities such as Young Londoners and Satellite Clubs.
09:30 – 10:00: Registration, Tea & Coffee, Informal Networking
10:00 – 10:05: Welcome and Introduction
10.05 – 11:05: Setting the Scene – Graham Helm – National Doorstep Sport Advisor – Street Games
11.05 – 11:15: BREAK
11.15 – 11.30: Speaker 2 – Jason Hill – Youth Engagement Officer- Waltham Forest Metropolitan Police Service
11.35 – 11.50: Speaker 3 – TBC
11.50 – 12.10: Questions and pledges