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Tackling Youth Violence: Special Report

Despite a recent fall in knife-related assaults, there are fears the pandemic has fuelled the factors that give rise to youth violence, prompting fresh calls for action to divert young people from harm.

Tackling youth violence: policy context

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  • Tuesday, October 26, 2021
A survey of local directors of public health by the Office of the Children’s Commissioner (OCC) for England assessed local responses to youth violence and gangs.

Tackling youth violence: research evidence

Peter Henderson, the Youth Endowment Fund’s head of toolkit, on why the organisation has created a resource summarising the best research on different approaches to preventing serious youth violence.

Inspections Clinic: Multi-agency working

A review of multi-agency working in response to youth offending praises work to help young people move away from crime, but criticises the response around looked-after children, finds Jo Stephenson.

A decade on from the summer riots

It is 10 years since England was rocked by rioting and looting that spread from London to other cities. Experts, charities and young people explore whether lessons were learned and if it could happen again.

Working with girls in gangs, US

Samantha Jury-Dada visited the United States in 2018 to study how young women and girls associated with gangs, were identified by agencies and the work done to help them leave exploitative relationships.

Youth Endowment Fund – Youth diversion

The Youth Endowment Fund (YEF) was launched last year with the aim of investing £200m over the next decade in finding the most effective ways to prevent children and young people getting involved in violence.