Time for Action

1 November 2008

Equipping Young People for the Future and Preventing Violence

Time for Action, published in November 2008, set out the Mayor’s vision for a programme of action for Equipping Young People for the Future and Preventing Violence. The proposals were intended to complement work being done by other agencies, in particular London boroughs that have lead responsibilities for children’s services, and to focus on the value the Mayor can add on these issues.

Project Daedalus, a key part of Time for Action, will help to deliver the Government's £100 million Youth Crime Action Plan. The establishment of the Heron Unit has been delivered through the London Criminal Justice Board (CJB), a partnership which brings together criminal justice agencies in London and the Mayor's office.

An update on Daedalus can be found here:

Time for Action Daedalus update PDF
Time for Action Daedalus update RTF

We are delighted that since the Mayor’s vision was published we have heard from so many of you. We have been busy working with partner organisations since the launch of the original document to take forward the individual workstreams within the vision. You can download the September 2009 update below to learn more about our progress:

Time for Action update PDF
Time for Action update RTF

You can download the original call to partners, which invited feedback on the Mayor's proposals to improve youth opportunities and prevent violence. The Mayor sought views through a variety of channels, including targeted online questionnaires, workshops, and events such as the London Schools and Black Child Conference and the African Diaspora Conference both in February 2009.

Time for Action main report PDF
Time for Action main report RTF

Time for Action summary PDF
Time for Action summary RTF

Response to consultation

The Mayor received almost 600 responses, representing views from a range of London residents, community organisations, practitioners, the voluntary sector, and the statutory sector.

The Mayor would like to thank everyone who responded to the consultation, your ideas greatly helped in developing the proposals. The consultation responses are summarised in the document below.

Time for Action - summary of consultation responses PDF
Time for Action - summary of consultation responses RTF