Tackling knife crime
Camden has seen a significant and worrying rise in knife crime with injuries, with young people often the victims of violent crime.
We launched a Youth Safety Taskforce to look at this growing issue of concern. The council, police and other local partners, such as voluntary youth services, are keen to look at the causes and come up with possible solutions to the problem before it gets any worse.
Extensive engagement with the local community formed a key part of the evidence-gathering and the Taskforce went out into neighbourhoods to hear the views of residents directly – and especially the views of local young people.
Report your concerns
- If you are concerned about a young person at risk, call 020 7974 3317 (daytime) or 020 7974 4444 (out of hours)
- If a young person is in immediate danger or a crime has been committed, call the police on 999
- You can also report concerns about crime anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111
Apply to the Youth Safety Fund - deadline is 31 March 2019
Applications for funding to support projects aimed at preventing youth violence are open from Monday 18 February until Sunday 31 March.
Bids to the fund must be made by partnerships of at least two organisations, which also must have a connection to Camden, and can include public sector bodies, schools, charities, voluntary and community organisations.
Local young people will be among those joining the panels to assess applications, which can be made for projects running for one or two years under two categories:
- Under £5,000 per year (£10,000 total)
- £5,000 to £25,000 per year (£50,000 total).
Download: Youth Safety Fund - expression of interest form (Word)
Find out more
- If you would like to contact us or get involved in making Camden safer for our young people, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Final report from Camden's Youth Safety Taskforce published - news item
- Mayor of London’s campaign - ‘London Needs You Alive’
- Home Office 'Knife-Free' campaign