Youth violence and anti-social behaviour is sadly on the rise across London. The Lost Hours campaign has been launched by Barking and Dagenham Council to tackle the issue head on with the local community. Central to the campaign is an ask of parents to take more responsibility in knowing where their kids are and what they are up to.
This film has been developed and produced with local film maker Nathan Miller and features two parents, Beatrice Mushiya and Peter Chesney who have both lost children to knife crime, Abdalla Ali, who has been through the Youth Offending System and Stephen Addison, who runs a boxing charity, Box Up Crime, that aims to get young people off the streets.
For more information, head to www.losthours.org