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New Opportunities for young would-be entrepreneurs!

The Violent Crime Prevention Board (VCPB), an independent body focused on the cause, effect and prevention of violent crime in the United Kingdom, is today pleased to announce the launch of its latest business start-up support programme, VCP Ventures.

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Catch22Minutes Episode Four - Employment as Youth Diversion

In the UK, more than 720,000 young people aged 16-24 are classed as NEET (not in education, employment or training).

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Catch22Minutes Episode Three - What’s a Good First Job?

For many young people, first jobs are simply a way of making some money, often whilst studying or seeking something more permanent. 

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Cath22Minutes Episode Two - Hospitality Sector

The UK Hospitality Industry employs over 3.2 million people and contributes to over £130 billion in economic activity, but it’s been hit hard by both Brexit and the impact of COVID-19.

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Catch22Minutes - Youth Employment

The first season of Catch22Minutes is focusing on youth employment and is presented by Catch22’s Director of Communications, Melissa Milner.

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The pen is mightier than the sword

After we met on a college course, we wanted to combine our life experiences growing up in a poorly funded South London Borough, and use the skills we developed from our creative digital media course to develop a comic series.

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We can't stop and search our way out of knife crime

As each week passes, we hear another horror story of a young Black male’s life cut short due to knife crime, and sadly the government response seems to always be a punitive one - i.e. more stop and search and tougher sentencing.

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Realising the potential of arts as a youth intervention

At Community Links, we have recently published an important piece of research, ‘Arts as a Youth Intervention’

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Educating young people about knife crime through peer led Learning

Sheffield Hallam University is the home for the Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice – a vibrant and innovative, leading centre for social justice and human rights.

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Streetbase, Youth Engagement best practice, a peer-led approach

We launched Streetbase in Waltham Forest in May half term 2019. It’s a ground-breaking concept; a programme set up by the Southwark Young Advisors and trademarked to and run by existing Young Advisors

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As the world find its new normal, we can't go back to business as usual when tackling youth violence.

As the MP for Vauxhall and Co-Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Knife Crime and Violence Reduction, I see the devastating impact knife crime is having on families and communities of those affected.

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Beware Statistics. Slightly out of date, they may conceal the new reality. We all need to do our bits NOW to support the police and maintain a downward trend.

These new comparative statistics extracted in April 21 but now released by the Metropolitan Police are encouraging. They should be welcomed insofar as they indicate a marked decrease in offences related to weapons between the y/e April 21 and y/e April 20. 

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