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'Being Greater than Ourselves'
FKCL presents its first major London Conference

Congress centre london, tuesday May 14th 2024


Partnerships for a Violence-Free Future

On Tuesday May 14th 2024 FKCL will hold a major conference at the London Congress Centre.

Alive to the challenges involved, let’s come together to share best practice, and as a coordinated and pragmatic engine of change. Let’s learn together how to eradicate the lure of gangs and the proliferation of drug related crime, and make London once again a place where our young can be proud to live, and be free from fear.

About Our Conference

The broad aim of the conference is a deliberately bold one. By combining together in voice and action, we aim:

  1. to become more efficient at joint working to eliminate youth violence
  2. to re-energise genuine collaboration between organisations working to help young people.
  3. to seek new ways to engage communities and businesses large and small more deeply in the struggle to eliminate violence.

FKCL believe that 1 + 1 really can equal more than 2 when it comes to tackling issues of social justice like this. FKCL therefore exists to unlock the ‘network effects’ and synergies between all interested parties and to make the combined work of the whole greater than the sum of the individual parts. How do we do this?  

  • By linking interested stakeholders,
  • spreading best practice
  • breaking down silos and letting good things flow outwards
  • Harnessing every resource to improve the effectiveness of existing projects to accelerate the move to a more just and equal society
  • Harnessing and informing the power of legislative reform

There is no silver bullet, but complexity can be harnessed. Youth violence, and particularly knife crime, is a symptom of a broken and divided society. Everyone would benefit from this problem being tackled. Knife Crime in the UK has risen by 141% in the last 10 years with murders at their highest total since records began in 1946. Assuming an average life expectancy of 75 and using government methodology for valuing human life, each of those murders cost society £1.5m and knife crime cost society at least £148m in those 12 months, or over £12m each month. The case for renewed action and investment was never stronger.

Want to know more about SPONSORSHIP?

If you want know more about how you organisation or business can sponsor this event, please click on the button above, or contact the conference organisers at Iconic Media Solutions Ltd via craig.kelly@iconicmediasolutions.co.uk to discuss how we might help you further,

If you prefer to speak to our founder directly, please contact: bruce.houlder@fightingknifecrime.london


Message for Sponsors

Our Conference will tap into the vast network of experience across London helping young people, and helping to save young lives.

Why you should consider being part of this

Knife Crime has quite terrible consequences that affect us all. All of us want to be seen to help, and to act. Not only will your involvement as a sponsor allow you contribution to be evident to others who matter, but also you will get the chance to engage with those who share your passion to change the narrative on youth violence and help the next generation of young people.

Why do we need you to be involved

We want to produce something well informed and positive from this meeting of stakeholders in the future of our young people. We are a not-for-profit organisation and are dependent entirely on social action and private subscription to promote the vast range of free resources that we offer and contribute with our partners to life-changing and evidence-based reform. We simply cannot do it alone. Please consider carefully how your business or social enterprise might help by helping us sponsor what promises to be a great event.

How we can help you too

There is a range of options which our organisers are waiting to agree with you, as well as giving your organisation a profile both before and during the event, if you wish this.  These can include the offer of a dedicated exhibition space, branded and printed material, and a place in the foyer of this purpose designed conference centre, or sponsorship of a discrete aspect of the event.

Following the conference, we will produce a report on the ideas we all discussed, acknowledge your contribution, and work up proposals for improving cross-business and cross-community cooperation.

Get in Touch

For more information about supporting our conference commercially please email Craig Kelly of Iconic Media Solutions at craig.kelly@iconicmediasolutions.co.uk

If you'd like to discuss opportunities to contribute content to the event please email bruce.houlder@fightingknifecrime.london

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Venue
Congress Centre London
28 Great Russell St,
London WC1B 3LS,
United Kingdom
GETTING HERE BY TRAIN
To plan your train journey to London you can use National Rail Enquiries.

There are three mainline rail stations within a mile of the Congress Centre. Use the Transport for London journey planner to plan your trip from other mainline stations.

Nearest Underground Stations:

Tottenham Court Road Station
Lines: Northern Line, Central Line, Elizabeth Line

Holborn Station
Lines: Central Line, Picadilly Line
ROUTE FROM AIRPORT
It will take you one hour  to reach The Congress  Centre on public transport from any of London’s airports.

Travelling from Heathrow Airport

Approximate journey time: 50 minutes

Take the tube to Green Park on the Piccadilly Line. Change to the Jubilee Line and stop at Westminster.

Alternatively take the Heathrow Express to Paddington, and then take the Circle Line tube to Westminster.

Travelling from Gatwick Airport

Approximate journey time:  1 hour
GETTING HERE BY CAR
Please be advised that it is quicker and easier to travel to The Congress Centre using public transport and that we are within the congestion charging zone.

The Congress Centre has two public car parks in the immediate vicinity located in Great Russell Street and Museum Street, as well as metered on-street parking.
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Particular Thanks to

Dr. Nadia Habashi FRSA – Research Coordinator, Advisor and Quality Evaluator for Fighting Knife Crime London

Dr. Habashi FRSA recently led the review into allegations of institutional racism at the Westway Trust, on behalf of Tutu Foundation UK (TFUK). During the period 2016-2018 she was co- evaluator with (Dr Bankole Cole, Reader in Criminology, Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice) of the TFUK Police-Youth London borough, funded by the Mayor of London (MOPAC). She is co-author with Dr Cole of Enhancing Community Resilience: Assessing the role that Black and Minority Ethnic Law Enforcement (LEA) Staff associations and networks can play in the fight against radicalisation.


She was a researcher to Dr Richard Stone OBE, a panel member of the Macpherson Inquiry and undertook archival research for his books, Hidden Stories of the Lawrence Inquiry. She was responsible for developing the Scrutiny Panel process in the Crown Prosecution Service to improve the prosecution of race and religiously aggravated crime, for which she was recognised with a Justice Award. She was a former Head of Local Delivery at the CJS Race Unit, Office for Criminal Justice Reform, with responsibility for the delivery of the PSA 24 Target on Race Disproportionality in the Criminal Justice System in England and Wales. She is an Advisor to the National Black Police Association and is responsible for undertaking research and submissions to the Home Affairs Select Committee and the United Nations. She has a PhD in Race and Participatory Governance and is an expert in the use of community engagement to improve performance of Criminal Justice Agencies.

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