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The government must target investment towards employment-focused youth services to address crime at its roots, sector leaders have urged.

Council leaders slam £10m NCS rebrand

By Joe Lepper |

15 March 2019

Councils have criticised a £10m rebrand of the government's flagship youth social action scheme, saying the money should instead be ploughed into cash-strapped frontline youth services.

Stronger multi-agency partnerships are needed to support schools to deal with knife crime, according to new research from Ofsted.

Supporting young people affected by exploitation, violence and county lines drug networks will be the first training session to be run by the National Youth Agency's newly launched academy.

The government needs to put in place a national strategy to address failures in support for the wider children's workforce, according to children's services bosses.

Hospital youth work initiatives in line for funds

By Joanne Parkes |

28 February 2019

Youth work support at London hospital accident and emergency (A&E) units has been earmarked for a share of a £20m cash injection from council tax rises.

A pilot "youth voice" initiative will help young people to shape national policy, the minister for civil society has claimed.

Mayor of London fund aims to boost youth crime prevention

By Joanne Parkes |

22 February 2019

The mayor of London has claimed he is tackling rising knife crime with a multimillion pound fund that attempts to redress "crippling" cuts to youth services.

Home Office-backed youth advocates to take on knife crime

By Joanne Parkes |

14 February 2019

Community leaders including sports coaches and youth workers are to be offered specialist training to have "safe conversations" with young people, aimed at combating knife crime.

Fire cadets receive £1.1m from London mayor

By Joe Lepper |

14 February 2019

London mayor Sadiq Khan is ploughing £1.1m into an expansion of fire cadet units across the capital.