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Ask Me about gangs scheme

The ‘Ask Me About Gangs’ service deployed its first
Ambassadors this autumn as part of the Borough Council’s gang prevention
programme. The new service builds on two recent successes; a similar project
promoted by Women’s Aid supporting victims of domestic violence, and the

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Violence Reduction Approach shows initial success stories in its first year

We are delighted to be working in partnership with Waltham Forest Council
as part of their violence reduction partnership. The first annual report was
published on 1st November 2019 and highlights:

A collaborative, partnership approach that recognises the collective responsibility..

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Is Knife crime reaching a ‘record high’ in England and Wales?

Last week the Office for National Statistics (ONS) published
the latest crime statistics leading a number of newspapers to publish headlines
that knife crime in England and Wales had risen to a “record high”. Nationwide,
the country has seen an overall rise of seven per cent,..

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Ambassadors Go Live

Our first group of Ask Me Community Ambassadors go live on Tuesday
15th October – deployed throughout the borough in areas where they can add
real value to support young people and families at risk of gang activity of the
threat of youth violence. We have Ambassadors based..

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Airbnb and a free lunch: how county lines drug gangs lure teenagers

‘Glamorous’ criminal networks promising easy money are posing a serious challenge for social services.

Read the full article; https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/sep/15/airbnb-and-a-free-lunch-how-county-lines-drug-gangs-lure-teenagers?CMP=share_btn_link

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Fighting back – Waltham Forest Community Speaks up

The Ask Me Team joined 200 people at a community event in
Walthamstow last Thursday 15th August, organised by Stella Creasy
MP. The Met Commissioner Cressida Dick also attended with officers from the
area to listen to the concerns of the community on the back of the recent rise

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