Knife Crime Strategy - youth support to victims (1)

MQT on 2017-08-10
Session date: 
August 10, 2017
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


How many youth workers are MOPAC funding to provide support to victims in major trauma centres and A&Es for each year between 2015-2018?  Please specify the number of youth workers for each year.


Answer for Knife Crime Strategy - youth support to victims (1)

Answer for Knife Crime Strategy - youth support to victims (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

MOPAC is currently providing funding for youth support to victims of violent crime in all Major Trauma Centres in London and two A&Es. The Major Trauma Centres are King's College Hospital, Royal London Hospital, St. George's Hospital and St. Mary's Hospital. The A&Es are North Middlesex Hospital and Guys and St. Thomas' Hospital.

The number of youth workers (including Team Leaders who also engage with young victims directly) funded by MOPAC in these sites are:

2014/15: 1.4 FTE

2015/16: 8.6 FTE

2016/17: 7.44 FTE

2017/18: 6.16 FTE

The Police and Crime Plan commits to continue to support youth workers in Major Trauma Centres, extending the programmes to key A&E departments in boroughs that have high levels of knife crime. For future financial years budgets will be confirmed in published decisions. The number of youth workers will be confirmed following the budget decision.

The A&E locations and rollout timescales will be confirmed following a review and analysis of a range of factors including demand data and local infrastructure, with this work underway. The locations and timescales will then also be published in a decision.