London violence: Children as young as 10 fear being stabbed
Anti Knife Crime,News,Press Articles
Source Link BBC News: By Jennifer McKiernan
London set an unwelcome new record of 30 teenage stabbing homicides in 2021, while a third of all of England's stabbing deaths are reported by the Metropolitan Police.
The picture in the capital is bleak:
London homicides driven by drugs and social media, study finds
Anti Knife Crime,News
Drugs, missed mental health sessions and social media usage are factors driving homicides, a study has found.
SOURCE LINK BBC NEWS
The London Violence Reduction Unit's (VRU) report analysed police data to better understand the causes of murder and manslaughter.
Last year, there
Anti Knife Crime,Bexley Council,Erith Community Development
Taking place between Monday 16 May and Sunday 22 May 2022, Operation Sceptre will see the police service across the UK highlighting the risks that carrying a bladed weapon can bring, as well as targeting offenders who use and carry knives.
Foreword: Ellis has worked with Paul McKenzie on a wide range of the films he has produced, which can be found here on our website
Ellis has won awards for his Acting. He is also a Script-writer, Presenter, Model
Erith Summer Fun
Bexley Council,Community Development,Erith Community Development,Projects
Youth Unity Day 16th July Erith Park working with Bexley Safety Community Partnership
A great community event, with amazing weather, think we hit 38 degrees!. It was amazing to spend the the day with the community, make news friends and see some of
Erith Unity - Art Project
Erith Community Development,Projects
Bexley Community Safety Partnership (BCSP) worked closely with Youth Unity CIC, as part of an ongoing approach to reducing violence in the local area, through this funding Youth Unity worked to install an amazing piece of artwork into the community of Erith.
Communicating Change Seminar
What is? Communicating change is an initiative designed to enable the greatest amount of change for individuals and their wider communities.
This is an opportunity to bring together a collective of professionals and young people to look at improved ways of
Erith - Film Workshops
Community Development,Erith Community Development,Film Production,Film Workshop,Films,Partnership working,Projects
Working in partnership with Bexley Community Safety to empower the people of Erith through the Arts with projects that inspire to leave a lasting legacy, and help to build community relationships ... this is the film part of the project
New Projects,Sports & Fitness
Youth Unity will be part of this great initiative by way of filming. Paul McKenzie will be capturing all the of the events over the course of the week.
An opportunity to combine young people from very different backgrounds and
Time spent in blue spaces benefits children in later life, says study
News,Press Articles,Sports & Fitness,Wellbeing
SOURCE LINK THE GUARDIAN
Exposure to spaces such as beaches and rivers leads to greater value being placed in natural settings, study finds
Childhood days on the beach or messing around in rivers can have significant lasting benefits for our wellbeing in
North Meets South - 1:1 mentoring service
Youth Unity is pleased to announce that we are the new selected provider to deliver a 2 year Mentoring program for vulnerable young people, working in some of the most deprived areas of London supporting the local communities, working in the
A third of children have adult social media accounts - Ofcom
Mental Health,News,Parenting,Press Articles
One in three children lie about their age to access adult content on social media, according to research commissioned by the regulator, Ofcom.
Many social media sites, such as Instagram, do not permit under-13s to sign up, while accounts for
Children more unhappy with lives, schooling and appearance – research
The cost-of-living crisis is impacting families, a report said, while children are struggling following the disruption of the coronavirus pandemic.
Children are becoming more unhappy with their lives, schooling and appearance, according to research detailing the “desperately worrying” decline of children’s
Black History Month 2022
Press Articles,Projects,Special Days
October is Black History Month in the UK.
Youth Unity CIC will be celebrating the continued achievements and contributions of Black people to the UK and around the world.It’s also a time for continued action to tackle racism, reclaim Black history,
Serious violence duty: Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022 factsheet
Updated 20 August 2022
1. What are we going to do?
The Serious Violence Duty will require local authorities, the police, fire and rescue authorities, specified criminal justice agencies and health authorities to work together to formulate an evidence based analysis of the
Youth Conference to make a powerful IMPACT in schools across the district
Partnership working,Press Articles,Projects,Special Days
Dover Youth Conference 2022
Dover District Council (DDC) is taking the lead in talking with the district’s young people about drugs and alcohol, and their impact on mental health.
The Dover District Youth Conference 2022 is running as a roadshow in nine
An article taken from Fighting Knife Crime
Anti Knife Crime,Knife Crime,Press Articles
Fighting Knife Crime: The Clinical Director for the London Violence Reduction Programme and Clinical Director for Violence Reduction NHSE gives an insight into the cause and effect of serious violence amongst young people
Martin Griffiths CBE, Consultant Trauma and Vascular
Racing Media Academy
apprenticeship,Partnership working,Projects,Sports & Fitness
Start your career in racing media
The Racing Media Academy was devised after broadcaster and entrepreneur Josh Apiafi, identified a barrier to getting new diverse talent into the horse racing media.
Following an interview on Sky in January 2021, where Josh called
Harness Your Potential
apprenticeship,Partnership working,Sports & Fitness
With A Career In Horse Racing
Start a career in horse racing with program for young people from ages 16 to 22, check out their website for more information. Horse racing is all inclusive with pathways towards many opportunities, you
SCORE AN APPRENTICESHIP
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APPRENTICESHIP: It’s an important decision, and getting it right will kick-start your career. If you think an apprenticeship might be right for you, no matter what career path you want to follow, you need to do your research.
Stephen Lawrence Day 2022
Community Development,News,Partnership working
Kickoff@3 are doing it again, using their brand to support great causes in the community. www.kickoffat3.com
Stephen’s story is both challenging and inspirational. He was a normal young person who made the most of everyday opportunities. Although his life
Child Criminal Exploitation CCE
County Lines,Grooming,Knife Crime
Article is written by Anthony Peltier
Cost of living increases will result in more young children being criminally exploited.
As we head into a 28% increase in gas prices and 19% increase in electricity prices, low-income households will spend a larger
Helping and Talking to Your Child About the War in Ukraine
Helping Children and Young People to Make Sense of Distressing News
As a global community, we have faced a turbulent few years, ruled chiefly by the COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictions it brought. Now as we enter Spring 2022, the recent
How To Choose Parental Control and Internet Filtering Software
This article was shared to Youth Unity, a great information piece that we hope can help parents in an ever changing world of technology! Author: Carol Gardenerwww.defendingdigital.com
If you’re a parent or guardian of minors, you’re aware of the many digital
New Study: The More you Hug your Kids, the More Their Brains Develop
Hug:To borrow a phrase: love works in mysterious ways. We are born to love and, as it turns out, love and affection are necessary for both optimal positive emotional and physical development. And to be honest, nothing feels better than
A mother's story whose son was recruited to sell drugs
County Lines,News,Press Articles
'I found out my son was dealing drugs, with my middle class mum friends buying cocaine off boys just like him'
The boy bringing cocaine to the door of Lucy’s* friend looked really young.
“Thanks for your business,” he’d said as drugs and money were exchanged.
Government supporting schools and colleges to provide face-to-face learning for millions of children and young people
Hundreds of former teachers have signed up with supply agencies following the Education Secretary’s call for them to temporarily return to the profession, data published today (Wednesday 12 January) shows.
Initial data from around ten per cent of supply agencies shows
Mayor invests in positive activities for young people this summer
Anti Knife Crime,Community Development,News
City Hall is funding hundreds of positive activities to support thousands of young Londoners during the holidays and beyond
London’s Violence Reduction Unit, the first of its kind in the country, is investing £3m specifically to support communities and provide a mentoring package for young people through
Mayor reveals driving factors behind violence affecting young people and invests in support for almost 100,000 more young Londoners
Anti Knife Crime,News,Press Articles,Reports
City Hall publishes its most detailed analysis yet which lays bare the extent of the link between violence and poverty, deprivation and unemploymentLatest figures show that the overall number of knife crime victims under 25 is down, with youth violence,
Stop and Search
Anti Knife Crime,Knife Crime,Legal & Law,Press Articles
Stop and search has been a controversial feature of policing for decades. You might think it was being reduced, in a post-Macpherson, post-Black Lives Matter world, where people have been talking about how to decrease the grossly disproportionate overpolicing of black
Youth Unity CIC is a “not for profit” organisation established to provide effective help and support to vulnerable young people and adults affected by group violence (gangs), drugs and other forms of exploitation such as human trafficking, CSE and extremism. We work in collaboration with statutory organisations, commissioned services and charities to provide a more cohesive approach to solutions.
We focus on improving opportunities for all, especially young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. Our overall belief is that by helping to improve the overall health and well-being of an individual they can make better informed choices and decisions.
This is consistent with the Government’s 4P approach.This strategy effectively coordinates joint working to reduce the levels of vulnerability affecting our local communities. It uses the framework often referred to as the 4Ps (Pursue, Prevent, Protect and Prepare) and strengthens a partnership approach to safeguarding our most vulnerable and tackling offenders
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