Youth stereotyping

MQT on 2013-09-11
Session date: 
September 11, 2013
Question By: 
Joanne McCartney
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Positive Youth News in Haringey have been working hard to change the negative stereotypes often attributed to young people by the media and society, this particularly affected Haringey after the riots in 2011. Haringey's Borough Commander let young people take over his diary last month and is working to change these perceptions. What are you doing as Mayor to challenge the stereotyping of young people?


Answer for Youth stereotyping

Answer for Youth stereotyping

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Written response from the Mayor My Peer Outreach Team is currently engaged in and leading on nearly thirty, pan-London projects, all of which aim to effect change and challenge the negative stereotypes that some people have about young people. On a regular basis, the Team engages with and works alongside varied projects and programmes that provide services to young people. These include the Youth offending Team, Youth Entrepreneurship, media and promotional activities in the Borough of Haringey. Several Peer Outreach Team members are Haringey residents who currently volunteer on other projects within their Borough and across London.