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Gang violence & exploitation

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.

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