Statement from Cllr Jas Athwal

“London boroughs are determined to improve the life chances of young people vulnerable to getting involved in violent crime, or being the victim of such crime. This is why we set up this repository this repository in 2018 which has been helping to share reference resources, practice and learning across London. In August 2021 we were able to make a significant addition of a number good practice case studies from across London showing the many aspects of violence reduction including analysis and enforcement, reducing access to weapons, safeguarding and educating young people and working with communities and neighbourhoods. Some of case studies have originated from the dialogue with boroughs and London Councils, the VRU and the Met as part of the development of local Violence Reduction Plans. We would very much encourage London local authorities to submit examples of work they are doing independently or in partnership to prevent and tackle serious youth violence, including knife crime, to London Councils.”


Cllr Jas Athwal, Executive member for crime and public protection