Knife Crime


The Home Office has announced today (Wednesday 4 March 2020) that from next month new powers to tackle knife crime will be piloted by the Metropolitan Police.   Knife Crime Prevention Orders (KCPOs) were introduced through the Offensive Weapons Act 2019 and will give officers an additional tool to steer those most at risk away from violent crime. […]

Introduction of Knife Crime Prevention Orders



As we continue to deliver preventative messages within schools across London, we are sometimes met with very emotional situations. Our team are often unable to share their insights due to the age of the children that we work with but on this occasion, our CEO felt that this story should be shared. Our CEO Andrez Harriott attended a school […]

Our CEO Shares A Personal Story





This week saw the Engage Influence and Inspire team in Greenwich, a place more commonly known as the Royal Borough. However, with a rise of 22% in violent crime last year alone (2015, London Assembly), the borough set the perfect backdrop for our first session with the students – Crime and Consequences. The group, full of aspiring musicians, […]

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This week saw the TLG team begin a new cycle of Engage, Influence, and Inspire at a school in Lewisham. To put it into context, the borough of Lewisham has previously been named the ‘least peaceful’ place in the UK based on the following five indicators: the murder rate, violent crime rate, weapons crime rate, public disorder offences […]

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The former advisor to ex-Prime Minister David Cameron has said there is no reliable way of measuring the impact of youth work and the sector should “stop looking” for one. Paul Oginsky, CEO of Personal Development Point, which helped develop the government’s flagship National Citizen Service (NCS) initiative, said that organisations which work with young people need to […]

Former Cameron advisor: Impossible to measure youth work impact