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Thu, 28 Nov


Royal Docks Learning & Activity Centre

Youth in the Community

Join UEL, the Culture engine, RDLAC, Fight For Peace, the Woodcraft Folk and guest speakers to debate youth safety as well as sample activities for children and great food and drink.

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Youth in the Community
Youth in the Community

Time & Location

28 Nov 2019, 19:00

Royal Docks Learning & Activity Centre, Albert Rd, Royal Docks, London E16 2JB, UK

About the event

Youth in the Community

This Silvertown Session invites you to debate Youth in the Community from a range of viewpoints, including strategies for youth empowerment, critical thinking on youth crime prevention practice and neighbourhood policing, as well as local perspectives from community leaders on youth safety. We will also hear from Newham Council about the Mayor’s Youth Safety Board and invite you to have your say on these policies.

Join the Debate

Youth culture can play an incredibly important role in sustaining and reinventing the local community. Youth can bring together and refresh communities.

In the past decade, local communities have seen funding cuts to many youth services and crime prevention agencies supposed to help young people flourish and maintain stability in the community. The current rise in youth related violence is arguably a symptom of this decline leaving all of the community feeling increasingly unsafe.

Can this decline be reversed? There are some encouraging signs. The Mayor of Newham, Rokhsana Fiaz, has ‘made youth safety a major priority’ in the borough. In 2018 she announced the launch of Youth Citizen Assemblies, enhanced activities and transformed services, including doubling the number of youth hubs. The local authority says they are ‘listening to… young people about their experiences living in the borough,’ asking them what they need to make them feel safe.

Come and join the debate on 28th November


7pm food, drink and activities

7.30pm Introduction to Silvertown Sessions - Andrew Branch and Joy Caron-Canter

7.35pm Chair’s introductions - Tony Sampson

7.40pm Guest speaker. Prof Lez Henry – Goal Models 

8.05pm Q&A

Panel talks

8.10pm Frances Winter (Newham Council) on the Mayor’s Youth Safety Board

8.20pm Dr Anthony Gunter (UEL) 

8.30pm Youth Worker Panel

8.40pm Q&A

8.50pm Food, drink and activities

9.20pm Q&A

End 10pm

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