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Securing a Brighter Future: The role of youth services in tackling knife crime

March 2020

This report makes four recommendations to bolster youth services and prevent knife crime:


  1. Conduct a national audit of youth services in England.
  2. Fund local authorities to invest in sustainable long-term youth work.
  3. Introduce a clear statutory requirement to local authorities for a minimum level of professional youth services provision.
  4. Invest in a professional youth workforce – because youth services are more than buildings.
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