Youth support services

Youth Safety Taskforce report

Camden Youth Safety Taskforce report published

In November 2017, the council set up a Youth Safety Taskforce investigation into the causes and nature of youth violence in our borough. The Taskforce’s report was published on 21 September 2018, following a meeting with everyone who contributed to the report the previous night (20 September 2018), where printed copies of the report were also shared.

The council and the Taskforce believe that no young person should feel unsafe in their community. Camden, like other parts of London, has seen a worrying rise in knife crime, including the profoundly shocking murders of two young men, in Kentish Town, on a single night in February 2018. These tragic events reinforced the urgency of the investigation and the Taskforce was overwhelmed by the huge outpouring of community spirit from local residents and voluntary groups who reached out to offer help in any way they could.

Extensive engagement with the local community formed a key part of the evidence-gathering and the Taskforce went out into neighbourhoods to hear the views of residents directly – and especially the views of local young people.

Report your concerns

  • If you are concerned about a young person at risk, call 020 7974 3317 (daytime) or 020 7974 4444 (out of hours)
  • If a young person is in immediate danger or a crime has been committed, call the police on 999
  • You can also report concerns about crime anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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