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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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Returning back from the half term break gave the group much to talk about as we shared the highlights and difficulties they faced during their week off. Beyond the school gates students spoke of witnessing serious youth violence while others had family members arrested, bringing todays session on the ‘Danger of gangs and serious youth violence’ close to […]

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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





  Week three saw a breadth of young students and adult support workers immersed in the work of TLG’s Engage, Influence and Inspire programme. Following on from last weeks session on ‘Personal Identity’, a member of staff at a secondary school in South-East London commented on how our CEO Andrez Harriott has “given them (the students) permission to […]

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We are delighted that we have been awarded funding from the Big Lottery Fund to continue our prevention programmes within London secondary schools. The Engage, Influence and Inspire programme has been delivered to over 100 children in 2015, providing valuable work experience during summer and half-term holidays with our partners http://www.brandanddeliver.co.uk. To date, the programme has reduced school exclusions, improved […]

We Have Secured Lottery Funding