Join the Young Fabians as we explore a public health approach to tackling knife crime.

Knife crime is an epidemic that cannot be solved by one agency or organisation in isolation. We’ve heard the calls for a more holistic public health approach to the crisis: an ambition that all relevant agencies and services work together more effectively… But how do we make this public health approach a reality and what would this look like in practice?

In this panel discussion, we will explore the policies and strategies that a future Labour Government could and should adopt to halt the rise in knife crime and find a solution to its root causes.  On our panel, we are delighted be joined by:

  • Vicky Foxcroft MP for Lewisham and Chair of Youth Violence Commission
  • Lord Kennedy (Labour and Co-op), Shadow Spokesperson (Home Affairs)
  • Junior Smart, Founder of SOS Project at St Giles Trust
  • Narmada Thiranagama, Policy and Public Affairs at Unison

The Young Fabians Health Network is running this event in collaboration with the Young Fabians BAME Advocacy Group, the Devolution and Local Government Network and the Education Network.

Please RSVP through our Eventbrite here.

  • Date: Monday 3 June
  • Time: 6.15pm (for a 6.45pm start)
  • Location Unison, 130 Euston Road, London


Opportunity to get more involved

One outcome of this event is for the Young Fabians to make a submission to Labour’s National Policy Forum consultation on ‘Building an effective criminal justice system’, providing policy ideas on how to halt the rise in violent crime discussed at the event. We are looking for two YF members to work with us on this submission.  Please register your interest using this Google Form, by midnight on Friday 31 May.




June 03, 2019 at 6:15pm - 8:15pm
London, England
United Kingdom
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