Last month we were joined by Dee and colleagues, who work in central Wandsworth to support young people and families – bringing personal and professional experience to divert young people from criminal exploitation and harmful behaviours. We were inspired by their commitment and their passion to enable and to advocate for those needing support. ReadContinue reading “Inspired by the work of Keeping Families Together”
We are sorry to tell you that our May meeting will not take place. Covid has suddenly reduced our capacity this month, so we are unable to meet as we’d hoped, to hear from Ben Lindsay from Power The Fight. Ben will come to join us later this year, and our next meeting will beContinue reading “May meeting postponed”
At our last RTK meeting, we remembered Lewis Elwin, who died, aged 20, in April 2016. It was moving to hear from some of his family members, and honour his life that ended too soon. We also heard from Hannah, from Fearless (part of Crimestoppers), who gave insight into what happens behind the scenes toContinue reading “Remembering Lewis”
Join us at our next RTK meeting at 7.30pm on Thursday 7 April. In our remembrance time, we will focus on Lewis Elwin, who died, aged 20, in April 2016. We’ll also hear from Fearless, part of Crimestoppers, about their work and there will be an update on RTK’s latest project in a local PRU.
RTK, in collaboration with other organisations, began a project in March, to students in years 9 and 10 at the Francis Barber Pupil Referral Unit. Covid-19 caused staff absences which meant that the project had to be paused after a good first week – we’ll return there after Easter!
We met on Thursday 3 March, in person, and via Zoom. In a change to plans, in response to distressing social media videos of incidents in Wandsworth, Police Neighbourhoods Inspector, Jonathan Lloyd, joined us to talk about this and answer questions. We also heard from the amazing P4YE project in Croydon.
On Thursday 3 February via Zoom, we heard about a couple of projects that contribute to equipping children and young people for the challenges they face as they increase in independence. Dawn Gibbons, a local magistrate talked about her brand new project for primary schools, and JAGS Foundation explained their girls’ project.
We are grieving together with so many families, the deaths of so many teenagers to serious violence in 2021. The news of 30 teenage deaths is shocking and painful, each child a life of value and potential cut short.
On Thursday 2 December we remembered Jermaine Goupall, and heard about the Justice For Jermaine Foundation. Established following the loss of the life of Jermaine Goupall through knife crime, it works to positively impact the lives of young people and help prevent knife crime.
On Thursday, 4 November, Lydia Lawrence movingly shared her story as a survivor of knife crime, as well as talking about her work as an anti knife crime campaigner and her involvement in The Narrative Empowerment Project. See her story on our highlights page.