Youth workers providing support to knife crime victims

Meeting: 
MQT on 2019-01-17
Session date: 
January 17, 2019
Reference: 
2019/0140
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

How many youth workers are MOPAC funding to provide support to knife crime victims in (i) major trauma centres and (ii) A&Es for each year between 2018-2020? 

Answer

Youth workers providing support to knife crime victims

Youth workers providing support to knife crime victims

Answered By: 
The Mayor

In 2018-19 MOPAC funds 10.2 of the 22.2 FTE youth workers that support young victims of violence in the four Major Trauma Centres (MTCs). 9.2 of these are frontline roles - delivered by Redthread, St Giles Trust and Solace Women’s Aid - and one London Programme Manager role to co-ordinate and support these roles. These funded roles work with young people who are victims of violence, knife and gun crime, child sexual exploitation and domestic abuse. £405,000 funding is committed for MTCs in 2019-20.

From October 2018 MOPAC funds youth workers in two A&Es: North Middlesex and St Thomas’. Funding for this – up to £490,000 between October 2018 and September 2020 - is set out in DMPC decision PCD 432. A further five Emergency Departments – identified as sites of high demand - have been approached to establish their readiness and willingness to accept a new youth work service.