Key Points
  • Early Intervention and Ending Exploitation
  • Helping People Turn Around Their Lives
  • Developing an Effective and Appropriate Criminal Justice Response
Guest of Honour

Simon Harding Author, Independent Review of the Ending Gang and Youth Violence Programme

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Overview
Taking place a year on from the publication of the Independent Review into the Government’s Ending Gang and Youth Violence Programme, and 18 months on from the release of the Modern Crime Prevention Strategy, this event will provide an opportunity to discuss and debate the progress of the Ending Gang and Youth Violence Programme, priorities for early intervention to end exploitation and protect vulnerable individuals, next steps for making positive interventions and highlighting pathways out of crime and developing a multi-agency response to gang violence and associated crime.

Early Intervention and Ending Exploitation

Progress made since the publication of Ending Gang Violence and Exploitation; understanding the underlying social issues and how gang violence and exploitation is evolving; developing a preventative model; and priorities for improving partnership working and a multi-agency approach.

Helping People Turn Around Their Lives

Information sharing and improving targeted interventions; supporting care leavers in transition and other vulnerable individuals; the role of schools and engagement with education; developing mentoring schemes; and next steps for measuring success

Developing an Effective and Appropriate Criminal Justice Response

Tackling county lines and ensuring disruption from police doesn’t just push gangs to another locality; analysing the impact of gang injunctions; priorities for bridging the funding gap and the need for resources; and assessing the effectiveness of national gangs policy.

Agenda
Start

08:30 - 09:00
Coffee and Registration

 

09:00 - 09:05
Opening Remarks

 

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Peter Dowd MP

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09:05 - 09:30
Building on the Ending Gang and Youth Violence Programme

 

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Simon Harding Author, Independent Review of the Ending Gang and Youth Violence Programme

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09:30 - 10:20
Early Intervention and Tackling Exploitation

 
What role are grassroots and third sector organisations playing in delivering early intervention measures and tackling the exploitation of vulnerable individuals?
What issues are front line organisations facing and what are the priorities for increasing the capacity of grassroots organisations to deliver meaningful early intervention measures?

What are the underlying societal issues which are feeding into gang and youth crime?
How is our understand of how gangs operate and what makes a gang evolving and what are the next steps for better understand the mind-set of gang members and pathways into crime and exploitation?
To what extent has gang culture evolved, away from territory, family and security, towards organised crime and a more business-like approach?
What are the next steps for breaking down silo working and bringing together key agencies including housing, health, law enforcement, education and local authorities, to develop a partnership approach?
How can information sharing between agencies be improved?

Who are the trailblazers in developing and implementing a preventative model to protecting vulnerable individuals and vulnerable locations?
What powers do local authorities need in order to be able to take pre-emptive action?

What are the key risk factors and what can be done to mitigate against these?

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Peter Jones Director, Social Justice and Rehabilitation, Catch22

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Stephanie Waddell Dissemination Lead for High Risk Children and Young People, Early Intervention Foundation

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Rhiannon Sawyer Service Manager - South Child, Sexual Abuse / Exploitation Prevention Programme - England and Wales, The Children’s Society

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10:20 - 10:50
Networking and Refreshments

 

10:50 - 11:50
Helping People Turn Around Their Lives

 
Who are the trailblazers in developing pathways out of crime and youth violence and what are the options for measuring success?
What are the emerging options for engaging young people about options and paths out of gangs and associated crime?
To what extent does the current provision of grants and bursaries provide sufficient incentives and resources to support young people transitioning from crime?
How can targeted interventions be improved and what can be done to improve the planning and release of those in custody?
What impact is the Youth Obligation having and how can it be leveraged is a tool to create pathways out of crime and gang culture?
What impact has the Youth Engagement Fund had and what are the future priorities for funding and investment?
What are the next steps for improving the provision of sports and cultural engagement and what impact have programmes such as the National Citizenship Service had?
To what extent have budgets cuts across local authorities and other agencies impacted intervention and engagement programmes?

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Claire Hubberstey Chief Executive, Safer London

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Jonie Centro MAT Manager, Derby City Council

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Jack Shakespeare Head, ukactive Kids

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Joe Russo Chief Executive, Enthusiasm Trust

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11:50 - 12:30
Enforcement and the Criminal Justice Response

 
What are the priorities for tackling ‘County Lines’ and how can law enforcement ensure that police disruption to gang operations doesn’t just move gang members from the immediate locality to another area?
What is the latest thinking on developing a multi-agency approach to tackling and disrupting gang violence and associated crime?
How effective Gang Injunctions been in preventing gang related violence and what more can be done to equip law enforcement and local authorities with appropriate powers to reduce crime?

What are the next steps for tackling the rise in acid attacks?

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Brittany Clarke Detective Inspector, Trident, Metropolitan Police

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Baroness Newlove Victims Commissioner

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12:30 - 12:55
Understanding Gang Mentality

 

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Sheldon Thomas Consultant on Gangs & Serious Youth Violence

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12:55 - 13:00
Closing Remarks

 

End

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Jonie Centro MAT Manager, Derby City Council

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Brittany Clarke Detective Inspector, Trident, Metropolitan Police

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Peter Dowd MP

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Simon Harding Author, Independent Review of the Ending Gang and Youth Violence Programme

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Claire Hubberstey Chief Executive, Safer London

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Peter Jones Director, Social Justice and Rehabilitation, Catch22

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Mother of a son who was exploited by gangs

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Baroness Newlove Victims Commissioner

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Joe Russo Chief Executive, Enthusiasm Trust

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Rhiannon Sawyer Service Manager - South Child, Sexual Abuse / Exploitation Prevention Programme - England and Wales, The Children’s Society

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Jack Shakespeare Head, ukactive Kids

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Sheldon Thomas Consultant on Gangs & Serious Youth Violence

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Stephanie Waddell Dissemination Lead for High Risk Children and Young People, Early Intervention Foundation

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Venue details

Central London


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