Operation Shield (1)

MQT on 2015-10-21
Session date: 
October 21, 2015
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Part of the remit of Operation Shield is to help gang members leave gangs.  Has this part of the pilot been a success?


Answer for Operation Shield (1)

Answer for Operation Shield (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Shield is a programme that brings together enforcement, engagement and an offer of help for gang members.

In each of the boroughs where the pilot is being tested, partners have drawn together a set of interventions and support services that have been made available to young people who require specific support to tackle both their offending behaviour and victimisation. 

Shield is supporting a number of vulnerable individuals out of gangs, away from crime and into better lives which is an ongoing and complex process.