In September three teenagers in London have already lost
their lives from stabbings.In the last year there have been 1,682 reported young
people aged under 25 injured due to knife crime.
Many of these young people have either been known to us at XLP or to the young people we work with. Tens of thousands of young people are growing up with knife related violence and murder as a very real part of their lives.
We at XLP believe that these tragedies are not inevitable and that knife crime can disappear amongst teenagers in this country. In the hope of working towards such an outcome we have brought together a number of different experts, including young people, parents, youth work practitioners, politicians and police, to discuss the following questions:
– Why are young people deciding to carry knives?
– What is the most effective way of tackling knife crime?
– Is mandatory prison time the answer?
– How can we build trust in the police force amongst young people?
– How can communities help put an end to these tragedies?
Spaces are limited. Please book early to avoid dissappointment.
Early bird tickets: £10 till 25th October 2015