Leap Confronting Conflict is pleased to be a referral partner for the Home Office on its _#knifefree campaign to reduce knife crime in the UK. With a wide range of referral partners, including Leap, the campaign website provides signposting for young people who are carrying knives; who are thinking about carrying knives; or for young people or adults who are concerned about somebody they know getting involved with knives. 

Alongside many other organisations we are supportive of a public health approach to tackling serious violence. The most crucial aspect for us is that young people are at the heart of any work, whether that’s developing a strategy, designing programmes, leading on interventions or monitoring and evaluation. Without their voices a crucial part of the jigsaw will always be missing. ­

 

Why we think a public health approach is needed, and the importance of young people being at the heart of making it work

Amber Rudd has launched the Home Office’s new Serious Violence Strategy and our young people were some of the first to talk to her about it.

This morning Amber Rudd was criss-crossing London – hosting a roundtable, launching the new strategy and meeting young people, front-line workers and parents who have been involved with our Leadership and Enterprise project in partnership with Yellow Qube. Some key asks that came from our conversations with her include: