Launch of Ambassadors

Our first group of Ask Me Community Ambassadors went 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 in the following areas:

• Chingford
• Higham’s Park
• Leyton
• Leytonstone
• Upper Walthamstow
• Walthamstow
• Cann Hall
• Bakers Arms
• Friday Hill

The team have been receiving training to help them understand the causes of the rise in serious youth violence, to engage effectively with young people and their families and to promote all aspects of the Waltham Forest Council Gang Prevention Programme and the public health approach to the issue. We are very pleased with the quality and diversity our first group of Ambassadors – we think they will hit the ground running and offer an excellent first line of defence as part of the Waltham Forest Gang Prevention Programme.