Trusted adult

Meeting: 
MQT on 2019-03-21
Session date: 
March 21, 2019
Reference: 
2019/6433
Question By: 
Tony Devenish
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

How are you going to ensure every appropriate troubled teenage gang member has the life chances Karl Lokko had by providing them with a trusted adult like Pastor Mimi Asher?

Answer

Trusted adult

Trusted adult

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I recognise how transformative a relationship with a consistent and culturally competent adult can be for a vulnerable young person. Many of the programmes that the GLA and MOPAC directly commission or receive funding have mentoring as a core element. Currently Young Londoner’s Fund supports 10 projects that provide mentoring to around 1375 young people. London Gang Exit, which has supported 399 young Londoners over the last three years, is an example of a directly commissioned service which has one to one tailored support from a support worker central to its model. St Giles Trust also do a lot of work across London providing caseworkers to work with gang involved and affected young people; their work is funded (in full or in part) by London Crime Prevention Funding in ten London boroughs.