Stay Safe - Camden Rise
Five years ago, Camden, like other parts of London, saw a rise in knife crime with injuries, with young people often the victims of violent crime.
In response, Camden Council launched a Youth Safety Taskforce to work with the police, youth services, schools and health services - looking at the causes and coming up with possible solutions to help keep young people safe.
Camden hosted Youth Safety Week from 22 to 28 June 2023. We also announced the winners of our 2023 Youth Safety Multi-Media Competition. Find out more here.
Camden’s Youth Justice Service (YJS) works with young people, aged 10 to 17, and their families to tackle issues that might lead to offending behaviour, as well as helping to prevent young people at risk of offending from getting involved in crime and jeopardising their future prospects.
The service, which is rated ‘outstanding’ nationally, includes representatives from the police, probation, education, health and young people themselves. The YJS also works closely with social services and community safety.