Summary of our work
Youth violence is currently one of the biggest issues in the UK. A key focus for Community and Economic Regen has been working in neighbourhoods most affected by youth violence to support communities to reduce the impact of violence and have a voice.
Paul Bragman and Sian Penner have been working with a range of groups and communities across London and beyond to help tackle youth violence. Both, Paul and Sian have extensive facilitation and support experience in the field of serious youth violence. The approach they take is to focus on challenging power imbalances as well as addressing the needs of the community; both of which are fundamental for community development. The aim of this approach is to have:
- A more successful community response in managing the complexity of youth violence.
- A shared and collective approach to stopping the issue from increasing.
- Increased support for those involved or affected by youth violence.
Below are some examples of Paul and Sian’s recent work on youth violence.