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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 Slightly out of date, they may conceal the new reality.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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A series of events connecting young people all over the world, to address inequality and heal their communities.

Following the huge success of inaugural Courage to Heal event last week, Courage to Heal has announced the next two events in the series

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Bruce Houlder, CB QC, on his work fighting knife crime in London

I have practised criminal law in Greater London and the South-East in a working life spanning 51 years, as a barrister, QC, and judge. I have witnessed at first hand the stories of those whose young lives have been damaged, mostly through no fault of their own. The consequence too often i

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Thousands of people with a mental disorder sent to prison when they need treatment

Thousands of people with a mental health disorder are in prison because no safer alternatives were available when a court had to pass sentence, according to a new report (PDF) by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

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