Committing to youth wellbeing

By Ann McGauran | 24 April 2019

This Easter home secretary Sajid Javid handed police forces £51m to fill the streets with extra officers with the aim of ending the ‘national emergency’ of knife crime.

But is the intervention really the answer to this complex crisis? This is in the context of funding for council-run youth services being cut by more than half since 2010, according to the Local Government Association (LGA).

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