Chancellor Reveals £100m Emergency Funds to Help Stop Knife Crime

The Chancellor of the Exchequer Phil Hammond has announced the immediate provision of £100 million police funding in an effort to tackle the UK’s knife crime epidemic. The money is to be ringfenced for the purpose of paying overtime wages and funding violent crime units.

The pledge was made during the government’s Spring Economic Statement on Wednesday afternoon.

How 2020 Dreams can Help Raise Knife Crime Awareness in Schools

While suppression tactics have their part to play in the fight to stop knife crime, early intervention is critical to address some of the risk factors that contribute to gangs, drug trafficking and weapons use among young people.

2020 Dreams offer nationwide workshops on a variety of challenging topics, including Gun and Knife Crime workshops, part of our Life, Crime & Social Survival workshops series.

Getting Real With Guns And Knives eBook

We also recommend this unique resource as a purchase alongside our Gun and Knife Crime Workshops, enabling you to expand upon the workshop content in future lessons, reinforcing the key message and helping young people to make the decision not to carry weapons.

Topics Included:

• History of Knife Crime in the UK
• Weapon Law Through Time
• Why Youths Carry Knives
• Known Risk Factors
• Predicting Violence
• Trap and Drill Music
• Social Media and Video Games
• The Link Between Drugs and Weapons
• The Impact on Physical and Mental Health
• Risk Perception and Community Reassurance
• The Postcode Trap
• Peer Influence
• Violence and Youth Culture
• School and Family Initiatives
• The Role of the Police and Government
• Multi-Agency Strategies
• Measuring Outcomes

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