The Minister for Preventing Abuse and Exploitation Karen Bradley has more recently announced a new policy to tackle gang violence and exploitation.
New policy sets out a refreshed cross-government approach to tackling gang related violence and exploitation, and government priorities for the future. It sets out priorities for Government to deal with reducing violence including knife crime, tackling the abuse of vulnerable people in the drug trade through county lines, creating opportunities to divert youngsters away from gangs, protecting vulnerable locations, safeguarding girls and women associated with gangs, and early intervention with at risk youngsters.
Download the policy document here: Ending gang violence and exploitation
Nine new areas to receive support from experts
Nine new areas will receive targeted support through the Home Office and experts to better understand the nature of gang-related violence and exploitation, identify opportunities for collaborative working and share effective ways of tackling local challenges.
- The Ending Gang and Youth Violence programme Annual Reports from 2011 to 2015
- National Crime Agency Assessment on county lines, gangs and safeguarding.
- Public Health England/ Home Office document ‘Mental Health Needs of Gang Affiliated Young People’ and Health Podcasts
- Early Intervention Foundation publication: youth violence/gangs risk factors and what works documents. EIF guidance on commissioning mentoring programming
- Information sharing to tackle violence: Audit of progress.
- Statutory guidance on children who run away or go missing from home or care.
- Inspection of children’s homes: framework for inspection from 1 April 2015
- Working together to safeguard children: a guide to inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children