Newham’s Youth Movement’s ‘Addressing Safety through Active Participation’ (ASAP) Conference

Start Date

27/01/18

End Date

27/01/18

University of East London

The Newham’s Youth Movement’s ‘Addressing Safety through Active Participation’ (ASAP) Conference providing the opportunity for Young People to discuss their experiences of crime and youth violence about to develop ideas for addressing the issue

With the escalating youth violence seeing scores of young lives lost in London and across the UK, the Newham’s Youth Movement’s ‘Addressing Safety through Active Participation’ (ASAP) Conference which was hosted at UEL. Within his respective roles as Chair of the University of East London and Chair of the Youth Charter Geoff Thompson was part of a panel that included the local authority, a local councillor, Chair of Local Children’s Safeguarding Board and the Metropolitan Police. During this conference a number of young people presented the issues of anxiety and fear following the shooting of their friend Corey Junior Davis, a 14-year-old schoolboy gunned down in a park in Newham on September 4th 2017. Geoff Thompson pledged to provide: Somewhere To Go (where they would be safe and taken off the streets); Something To Do (with sporting, artistic, cultural and digital activities); and Someone To Show Them (how to develop their mental, physical and emotional life skills resilience).

Activity Numbers

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Schools & Youth Organisations participated in Newham’s Youth Movement’s ‘Addressing Safety through Active Participation’ (ASAP) Conference

15

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Young People participated in Newham’s Youth Movement’s ‘Addressing Safety through Active Participation’ (ASAP) Conference

100

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Social Coaches/Staff participating in Newham’s Youth Movement’s ‘Addressing Safety through Active Participation’ (ASAP) Conference

25

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