School Pastors

Meeting: 
MQT on 2008-06-18
Session date: 
June 18, 2008
Reference: 
2008/1045
Question By: 
Steve O'Connell
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

It was fantastic during the campaign to witness your strong support for the Street Pastors initiative and the valuable work that they do. Will you extend the same support to School Pastors, the pilots for which are beginning in Wandsworth, Lewisham and Purley?

Answer

Answer for School Pastors

Answer for School Pastors

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am an admirer of the work of the street pastor movement that is active in many London boroughs and saw their work with young people first-hand during the election campaign. There are also many voluntary and community sector initiatives across London who are doing similar or complementary work to the street pastors, and all can play a vital part in reducing youth violence on the streets. Some of these organisations will have applied to my Young Londoners' Fund for LDA support and others will be encouraged to apply to the new Mayor's Fund.