Policy paper

Ending gang and youth violence: community engagement

Document assists in one of the biggest challenges for local partners in dealing with gang and youth violence – building meaningful relationships with local communities.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government



Written in consultation with peer reviewers with experience in community engagement, this document:

  • outlines the basic principles of a successful community engagement strategy
  • highlights practical lessons on community engagement from the peer review process
  • highlights through a number of cases studies, local approaches which show evidence of success

Document provides some excellent local case studies of what can be achieved when local agencies harness the goodwill and input of their communities.

Evidence shows that a good community engagement strategy will result in people having the confidence in their local council and community partnerships, but this can only be achieved through a strategy that includes all people.

Published 9 June 2014