Working Together for a Safer Islington – a partnership response to tackling youth crime in our borough
Islington’s new youth crime plan, Working Together for a Safer Islington, was launched on Monday, 12 June 2017 and can be downloaded from useful documents below.
Working Together for a Safer Islington is thought to be the first youth crime plan in England to be based around child safeguarding. It sets out a blueprint for tackling youth crime until 2020 with a focus on prevention and early intervention and safeguarding.
The launch of the youth crime plan is tied into a series of events and activities throughout June, including:
- A poster competition about mobile phone theft for children and young people. We are asking young people to think about how they can look after their phones
and keep them safe, and design a poster to spread the message. As well as cash prizes, the winning design will be used as part of an anti-crime campaign over the summer
- Activities and information to promote safety at our youth clubs and Hubs
- Rose Bowl Youth Hub are working with young people to produce an original anti-knife crime song about staying safe
- Managing Adolescent Risk conference on Friday, 16 June
- Junior Citizens programme for primary schools from 19 June until 7 July
- County lines round table meeting chaired by Cllr Joe Caluori on Tuesday 27 June.
June also sees the start of a new late-night outreach youth work initiative on Friday and Saturdays over the summer. The assertive outreach team, including youth workers from St Giles Trust (many of whom are ex-gang members), will work until midnight on Fridays and Saturday advising and supporting vulnerable young people who are out over the weekend.
If you have any concerns about a young person becoming involved in crime please call 020 7527 2600 for help and advice.
If you have been a victim of crime and would like support call Islington Victim Support on 020 7336 1770.
If you want to report a crime or anti-social behaviour incident in your area call the non-emergency number: 101.
Always dial 999 in an emergency.