Protecting children from youth violence, gangs and knife crime

Two awareness evenings providing advice and support for parents and guardians on protecting children from youth violence, gangs and knife crime, are being held in Hatfield on February 25th.

Youth crime

Two awareness evenings providing advice and support for parents and guardians on protecting children from youth violence, gangs and knife crime, are being held in Hatfield later this month.

Organised by Welwyn Hatfield Community Safety Partnership, these free events will explore how parents, guardians and family can be more aware of issues that young people are currently facing, how to spot the signs of vulnerability and what services are available to provide support.

Speaking at the events will be Tracy Hanson from The Josh Hanson Trust, who sadly lost her son Josh to knife crime in 2015 and Gavin McKenna an ex-gang member from Reach Every Generation who has journeyed from gang member to born again Christian, using his past experiences to help to bring about societal change.

A number of local services will also be available to answer any questions including Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council, Hertfordshire Police, Fearless, a service that allows people to pass on information about crime 100% anonymously and YC Hertfordshire Services for Young People.

Both events will take place on Tuesday 25 February at Onslow St Audreys School, Old Rectory Drive, Hatfield, AL10 8AB

To book a place click on the appropriate link below:

· 4PM - 5.30PM - https://YouthViolenceAwareness1.eventbrite.co.uk    

· 6.30PM - 8PM - https://YouthViolenceAwareness2.eventbrite.co.uk  

Council Leader, Councillor Tony Kingsbury said, 

We want our communities to be safe places to live and work, where young people lead rewarding and fulfilling lives. Protecting vulnerable children from crime, by understanding the signs and knowing where to turn for help and advice, are vital interventions that will help to save lives and turn lives around.   

Welwyn Hatfield Community Safety Partnership is a partnership of the police, the council, Hertfordshire University, fire, health and justice services, working together for safer neighbourhoods in the borough.