Action For Change - Youth Violence

Youth violence is one of the top priorities for young people in Harrow, and something they tell us they need more support in (This Is Harrow). This workshop aims to bring together practitioners, key workers, project and services managers and decision makers from across the public and VCSE sectors to discuss what is and is not working in local provision. We will focus on showing the ‘big picture’ issues and what is and isn’t working well in the borough in the way we work together.

It is important to have voices from all parts of children and young people’s services in the room so that we can understand a complete picture. It is a chance to put the big strategic issues that affect us across all sectors and organisations on the table – and we hope to have the chance to discuss things like:

Early intervention programmes

Transition periods

Referral systems and processes across organisations and sectors

Services and support for parents

Reaching most at-risk groups

Drivers such as poverty, inequality and housing and barriers that people face accessing services

This first workshop will focus on identifying gaps and selecting the priority issue areas where better cross sector collaboration can make a meaningful impact on outcomes for young people.