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Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime
Total funding awarded: £4,164,024
Pan London Rescue and Response County Lines Project
The project targets young people up to the age of 25 who are being exploited, or at risk of exploitation, through County Lines. This project has three elements:
- response and Rescue – provide an immediate and flexible rescue and response service.
- intelligence development – Inform prevention and focus resources on those most in need and on the cusp of exploitation..
- Breaking the Cycle – up-skilling frontline professionals across London to better identify and divert young people away from exploitation earlier.
Your Voice – Your Future, Barking & Dagenham and Redbridge boroughs
Your Voice – Your Future is a 5-tiered, partnership approach to contextual safeguarding:
Tier 1 – risk assessment and identification Tier 2 – early intervention Tier 3 – community intervention Tier 4 – targeted intervention Tier 5 – intensive intervention
The model has been co-designed with local schools. The risk assessment tool helps identify children and young people who are at risk of becoming involved or coerced into violence and/or crime, or those who are at risk of exploitation. The programme will work with children and young people across Barking & Dagenham and Redbridge and will offer a tailored intervention programme, with buy-in from statutory agencies including children’s social care, youth offending services, Health, Police, schools.
This project targets the most at risk young people with preventative interventions that directly address the main drivers of serious violent crime in Harrow. This project brings together police, the council, schools, expert local voluntary and community organisations, youth workers, parents and carers and the wider community.
The project will provide:
- 1-to-1 and group counselling
- low/high intensity social and emotional skills training
- parenting support
- specialist training for professionals on managing conflict
Contextual safeguarding principles will be applied, and trauma informed and restorative approaches will be used.
Breaking Barriers Southwark
This project offers a targeted and integrated youth service, led by young people and supported by multi-agency partnership facilitating alignment of organisational practice. It incorporates 3 components:
- a youth programme using proven methodology for engaging and providing positive, developmental pathways for young people at risk of crime
- a strategic, pan-borough, partnership of agencies (voluntary, statutory, private sector) developing shared goals and aligning organisational practice for sustained systematic impact
- a linked programme of micro-grants and capacity building for community-based youth groups
The programme will target areas where young people are at risk of crime due to a range of factors largely driven by deprivation and will provide mentoring, informal education and accredited training.
Westminster, Kensington & Chelsea and Hammersmith & Fulham boroughs
The project will establish a new and innovative integrated unit across the 3 Councils of Westminster, Kensington & Chelsea, and Hammersmith & Fulham. This unit will increase the consistency and quality of support for children and young people at risk of becoming involved in youth violence and exploitation including county lines.
Three outreach workers will develop long-term relationships with young people. One outreach worker will be based within each of the 3 boroughs, allowing for more flexible working and meaningful outreach work, having a specific focus on young people at risk of violence.
A systemic family therapist will work with young people and their families. A systemic approach focuses on the key relationships around children, young people and their families.
Crime Prevention Pathway Havering borough
The Crime Prevention Pathway will form part of Havering’s alternative provision offer to young people who are at risk of involvement in criminal activity. The Pathway will secure appropriate alternative provision for a cohort of 11 to 16 year olds who need to be supported in their education and will engage their families, schools and existing alternative provision providers to ensure a wrap-around approach that is based on individual needs. Each pupil referred would have a bespoke package that is co-designed and meets the individual’s needs that will consist of:
- whole school interventions
- targeted group interventions
- 1-to-1 interventions
The DIVERT programme aims to divert 18 to 25 year olds into employment, development and education opportunities. Objectives are:
- prevent re-offending
- help mitigate social factors which can drive young people into police custody (mental health, drug and alcohol abuse, etc.).
DIVERT allows for young people to be identified through police custody system who are at risk of violence. Once a young person has been identified, they will be referred to one of the pathway finders so that the intervention process can begin, and that young person can receive support. The project will expand from 2 to 4 sites in London: Brixton, Croydon, Lewisham and Stoke Newington.
Responsive Community Engagement Team (Re-CET), Merton borough
The Re-CET will identify and respond to early signs of serious violence by delivering a range of interventions involving restorative justice, community engagement, ‘call-ins’, incentive packages and youth work.
The funding will be utilised to increase capacity to deliver early intervention projects proactively with young people and communities in ‘hot-spot’ anti-social behaviour areas in order to reduce the likelihood of incidents becoming serious and violent.
This project will allow trained practitioners, co-located in police custody, to ensure a rapid response to children identified at risk of serious youth violence and exploitation. The practitioner will use predictive analytics and evidence-based assessment tools to identify those at most risk of being a victim of or becoming a perpetrator of serious youth violence. Practitioners will engage children using evidence-based interventions including restorative practices, relational approaches and brief solution focus therapy.
This project will focus on support for parents and the family network surrounding each young person and will ensure every child which goes through police custody will receive a targeted and early intervention stemming from a teachable, reachable moment.
Safe Haven projects in New Cross/Deptford and Lewisham Central
This project will provide an early intervention approach to young people aged 10 to 14 through the establishment of ‘Safe Havens’ (places of refuge in the local high street) where young people can go to complete a social action project that will raise their self-esteem and self-confidence and provide them with the impetus to continue to be a positive influence in their community.
The project will also deliver ‘For Jimmy’ conferences where young people present ‘safety maps’ (where they have highlighted issues within their community that makes them feel unsafe) and lead debates on identified issues. The youth led debates help inform and shape the Safe Haven projects.
Total funding awarded: £699,850
This project has 3 main components:
1) The creation of a Multi-Agency Child Exploitation Team (MACE) which will identify and respond to risk early and at the post enforcement stage.
2) Early intervention and community resilience (including greater awareness raising and early identification of those at greatest risk) which will include forming a youth work team who will work closely with the MACE Team.
3) Specialist support and pathway out programmes to provide positive educational experiences, training and employment opportunities to de-incentivise participation in County Lines.
Total funding awarded: £890,616
This project aims to engage positively with under 18s at risk of committing serious violence and those who have come to the attention of the police antisocial behaviour and low-level crime.
The project will establish a network of coaches who will receive referrals from the VCSE sector, schools, health, statutory partners and police. The coaches will gather intelligence across agencies to carry out strength-based assessment of the young person’s needs and will start the coaching intervention. Coaches will focus on what is positive in the young people’s life (existing skills, interests and assets) as opposed to what is absent.
Avon and Somerset
Total funding awarded: £463,857
An early intervention and prevention service will be provided, targeting vulnerable children and young people in areas of high need. The integrated 3-layer service will tackle root causes of serious violence by improving resilience and safety through:
1) Direct interventions for individual children/young people to prevent crime and support with evidence led prosecutions of perpetrators targeting children.
2) Support to strengthen the family system as a protective resource.
3) Involve and educate communities, improving identification and prevention.
Total funding awarded: £699,999
This is a joint project between Everton in the Community, The Liverpool Foundation, the Princes Trust and The Shrewsbury House Youth Club.
The project will deliver an early interventions programme targeting young people aged 8 to 19 to tackle serious violence and criminal exploitation across Merseyside with targeted interventions within South Sefton, North Liverpool, Liverpool Central, Huyton and Toxteth areas.
Everton in the Community will be the lead organisation in the Merseyside Youth Alliance which collaboratively aims to:
- identify and gain the trust of young people
- engage them in a ‘non-mandated’ environment at schools, youth clubs, outreach provisions and youth hubs
- understand their vulnerabilities/ barriers and identify external situations they need to move away from
- create positive and diversionary activity. Break down barriers using group activities and individual support
- soft skill development. Using evaluation tools across the alliance to help young people understand and reflect on their personal strengths, where they need to develop and what additional support they need to progress (Plan, Do, Review, Apply)
Total funding awarded: £664,000
The project will support work done through the Violence and Vulnerability project in Essex. This includes:
- evidence based evaluation programme- research will be commissioned to review the evaluation of existing education and intervention programme to enable Essex to create and improved catalogues of services
- trauma informed training – specialist training will be commissioned to provide the skills to approach, engage and take trauma informed approach when working with young people
- FireBreak – firebreaks are an early intervention activity that engage those most at vulnerable to the threat of violence and its associated activity to engage in a well-established programme that supports resilience building, educates on the dangers and provides key role models
- health intervention activities – this will deliver interventions at the ‘teachable moment’ in Essex hospitals.
- prevention programme – a prevention programme will be delivered which will support young people in educational establishments and provide training to parents and professionals
- intervention – additional funding will be provided to existing programmes to upscale outreach support work with vulnerable young people in the community
Total funding awarded: £337,500
The Box Clever project has 4 interlinked components:
1) Not In Our Community (NIOC) – An awareness and interactive information campaign aimed at children and young people delivered. The campaign will engage all schools across Humberside and provide interaction with children and young people through social media platforms.
2) No More Knives (NMK) – A specific campaign delivered through the four Community Safety Partnerships (CSP). The campaign has been developed as a multi-media campaign aimed at the young population and includes a full educational pack for schools.
3) Tommy Coyle Foundation – A mobile gym with a boxing and sports theme designed to engage children and young people in areas of high crime and characterised by high deprivation. The project aims to engage the most challenging young people in their own communities in the evenings and weekends through the mobile gym.
4) Early Intervention Fund –an enabling fund to be held by the local CSP and made available specifically to the 5 Early Intervention Teams in their area, where this supports the 3 key deliverables.
Total funding awarded: £1,831,000
This project will disseminate key messages and target resources and interventions in local areas most affected by violence and where evidence indicates emerging risk/threats. Young people identified as being most at risk, particularly those at risk of exclusion from school, and those already engaged in crime and violence will be targeted. There are 4 key themes:
- targeted interventions
- interventions in the teachable moment
- communications and learning
- building sustainable capacity
Total funding awarded: £627,292
This project will provide targeted interventions to young people involved in or at risk of becoming involved in serious violence, particularly where there is a link to gang involvement.
A dedicated resource from within the local careers service will provide bespoke support to the cohort to get them into suitable and sustainable post-16 provision. A dedicated mentoring role will also work directly with young people involved with, or on the edge of, gang related activity.
These interventions will be integrated into Northamptonshire police’s gang intervention called CIRV (Community Initiative to Reduce Violence) which will coordinate activity, manage cases, disrupt gang activity as well as supporting people out of gangs.
Total funding awarded: £56,997
The Thinking Skills Programme (TSP) will tackle serious violence through group work and individual interventions with young offenders to develop their problem-solving skills, understand the consequences of their behaviour, manage conflict and peer pressure.
The target audience will be from the gang known cohort in Suffolk known to the Multi-Agency Team.
Total funding awarded: £1,014,500
The project will support a whole-system approach to early intervention and prevention of youth violence through:
1) Coaching and mentoring.
2) Themed interventions to tackle attitudinal, social and behavioural risk.
3) External interventions and/or training, referral to specialist services and support.
4) Exit strategies, plans and next steps.
Total funding awarded: £546,250
This proposal is set across 4 key themes:
1) Prevention – with a focus on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
2) Early intervention – ensuring a co-ordinated, targeted approach that is needs / intelligence led and based in locations where young people are vulnerable to violence, including interface violence.
3) Targeted intervention – this will be a targeted approach to deliver coaching, counselling and restorative services to young people / families with the aim of restoring relationships and empowering participants to take control of their lives.
4) Those at risk of entering the criminal justice system (CJS) - linked with Cleveland Divert, a deferred prosecution scheme, a specialist 18 to 24 years navigator will be introduced who will work to divert first time offenders from this age bracket away from the CJS.
Devon and Cornwall
Total funding awarded: £528,569
The project will deploy the Youth Exploitation Tracker Assessment (YETA) across South Devon, then expand throughout Devon to allow for:
1) The identification of those already, and those at significant risk of engaging in violence and gang activity, triggering tailored rapid intervention.
2) The early identification of adverse childhood experiences at transition to secondary education, first time entrants and children at the edge of care to prevent escalation into violence.
Total funding awarded: £371,632
This project sets out to target young people on the periphery of involvement with the criminal justice system, as a result of their escalating offending behaviours.
Following interaction with the Youth Offending Worker, a young person can be directed to one of three pathways:
1) If a referred young person is identify as being actively involved with a Youth Intervention Service, the specialist worker will alert the YOT officer responsible for the child thus ensuring information is shared and appropriate action or intervention is provided.
2) If the young person is identified as requiring a low-medium level of intervention they will be referred to a ‘Street Doctor’.
3) If the young person is identified as having a greater need they will be referred to a mentor for one to one intensive intervention.
Total funding awarded: £416,829
The project aims to reduce the risk of future offending, health problems and wider social issues and support young people to enjoy a happy, healthy, crime-free life.
Trusted Adult Workers (TAWs) will be recruited with a focus on early intervention/prevention who will be trauma informed/ Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) trained. TAWs will receive referrals from voluntary and statutory organisations who become aware that a young person may be suffering from ACEs. TAWs will carry out assessments which identify their needs and those of significant family members. They will mentor and support young people and be their positive role model, navigating them through the maze of support services.
Total funding awarded: £822,000
This project sets in place a multi-tier approach to up-skilling and increasing support for core services whilst developing bespoke interventions for young people who are perceived to be beyond the reach of early intervention work.
The programme of interventions within the funded proposal will range from support into mainstream services (e.g. schools) through to high intensity work with individual high risk young people. Supporting schools will include awareness for every secondary school, training for teachers in restorative approaches to resolve conflict, providing link workers co-located in schools, workshops for specific groups of young people around knife crime / violence, and improved access to youth services including the YOTs, Speech and Language therapists and others.
Total funding awarded: £1,211,542
This project will work to reduce identified drivers of serious violence, involvement in drug dealing, county lines issues and the prevalence of knife carrying and knife crime through education. As a result, it will help young people make informed decisions about crime and its consequences. This will be done via direct youth support intervention programmes, but also through media campaigns, as well as by diverting those at risk into sporting and peer support interventions.
Total funding awarded: £1,245,680
The project will establish a sub-regional child criminal exploitation (CCE) response covering the areas of Doncaster, Barnsley and Rotherham. This is a preventative, community-based approach which will involve the following activities:
1) Establishment of a South Yorkshire wide CCE strategy and intervention offer.
2) Creation of a sub-regional CCE hub at which young people at risk of CCE are identified and supported with appropriate intervention from locally based services including appropriate therapeutic support as required.
3) Development of a CCE education offer to be delivered in a targeted approach to schools where CCE issues have been identified or where there is a higher preponderance of OCGs within that locality.
4) Creation of a peripatetic team to disrupt and prevent young people becoming involved in CCE deployed directly in high risk areas based upon Police intelligence.
5) Mapping activity relating to local, regional and sub-regional OCGs, their linkages and their impact on young people at risk, leading to targeted disruption activity.
6) Commission local voluntary, community and faith groups for ongoing aftercare and step-down support for young people diverted from CCE once the statutory interventions are completed.
This programme will provide a preventative approach to reducing violence by providing credible information to young people from young people.
Sessions led by young people, will raise awareness of the issues and drivers of serious violence including the criminal exploitation of children and young people for profit particularly around the supply of drugs, county lines and the effects of gun and knife crime on the individual and communities. Sessions will also cover the consequences of gang involvement and the increasing use of social media as a vehicle to promote gang activity.
The sessions will also clearly identify a pathway for school staff and pupils for referral for those identified as being at risk or those having concerns about others who may be at risk.
Total funding awarded: £1,121,395
The PCC working together with West Yorkshire Police, Community Safety Partnerships and a range of partners will lead delivery of a holistic programme of early intervention projects with the aim of preventing serious violence within the county. This will include:
- a Youth Intervention Project to actively identify and target young people who are vulnerable to exploitation, on the fringes of, or have associations with young people linked to organised crime groups, urban street gangs and those who demonstrate mid / low level anti-social behaviours
- employment of keyworkers to support the children identified as most likely to start committing violent crime.
- wakefield Step-Up to Positive Activity (Step-Up) that targets young people 11 to 17 years of age, who are involved in or at the risk of being involved in serious crime
- mobilising a local systems approach and early help comprising; statutory, third sector, community organisations and local residents in Leeds
- support to reducing gang related violence in Kirklees