Havering Council has outlined plans to tackle serious violence and knife crime in the borough.
At the Cabinet meeting on Wednesday, 17th April 2019, the Serious Group Violence and Knife Crime Strategy was passed, in a bid to reduce the number of young people getting involved in serious violence and knife crime.
This Strategy will see a three-year action plan in which the Council will continue to work in close partnership with local agencies such as the community, police, youth services and schools.
The three year action plan includes:
- hosting a serious violence summit in conjunction with Redbridge and Barking and Dagenham Councils
- tackling knife crime and gangs by providing positive alternatives and exposing the damage that gangs do to gang members and society
- early intervention for young people on the periphery of crime
- protecting children from exploitation and county lines – gangs and organised crime networks who exploit children to sell drugs
- continued working with different agencies to ensure that the information they hold is shared properly.
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