London Needs You Alive webinars

We've produced a series of webinars to support the London Needs You Alive toolkit. Each gives you an insight into knife crime in London and what practical steps we can take to reduce it.

Every webinar is hosted by a Londoner who has been involved in or affected by knife crime. Speakers include young people, victims, teachers and youth workers all with powerful, and often inspirational, stories and experiences to share. Watch previous webinars

Upcoming webinars

Next webinar: Thursday 7 March. Once the webinar has been recorded, you can watch it back on this page, or on our YouTube channel

Below you'll find a list of webinars coming up and more information about the hosts delivering them.


Upcoming webinars

Patrick Green and Yvonne Lawson- Thursday 7 March

Patrick has worked in the charity sector for over 20 years. The former Deputy Director for Victim Support, he is now Trust Manager of the Ben Kinsella Trust. In this role, he’s expanded their anti-knife crime educational programme which now reaches more than 2,500 people a year. 

Yvonne Lawson is founder and CEO of the Godwin Lawson Foundation (GLF). She was devastated by the tragic loss of her oldest son Godwin in March 2011. Popular, kind and ambitious, Godwin was a talented sportsman on a scholarship with Oxford United Football Academy. He was stabbed in the street in Stamford Hill aged 17, trying to stop an attack on two school friends. 

After Godwin’s death, Yvonne started doing research into gangs and knife crime. She was shocked by what she found and set up GLF in Godwin’s memory. Her ambition was to help keep young people safe and prevent other families going through the same pain and loss.

Together, Patrick and Yvonne have developed a ‘Toolkit Quick Start’ training session for teachers and faith and community leaders. 


Kirsten Macloed- Headteacher, police and Head of Social Services (TBC)

Kirsten is Head of Tunmarsh School, a Pupil Referral Unit (PRU) in Newham. With 60 students on site, the school takes in young people aged 11-16 who have been excluded from or aren’t coping at mainstream schools. 
Tunmarsh provides a sensitive, caring environment where students can address the issues that have made things difficult for them. The aim is to give students a fresh start.

The school has close working relationships with social services and other agencies and has two police officers based on site.

Kirsten, with her police and social services colleagues, will talk about the joined-up working that has turned troubled young lives around.



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