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CERG presents Youth in the Community

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Join the debate!

This Silvertown Session invites you to debate Youth in the Community from a range of viewpoints, including strategies for youth empowerment, critical thinking on youth crime prevention practice and neighbourhood policing, as well as local perspectives from community leaders on youth safety. We will also hear from Newham Council about the Mayor’s Youth Safety Board and invite you to have your say on these policies.

Join the Debate

Youth culture can play an incredibly important role in sustaining and reinventing the local community. Youth can bring together and refresh communities.

In the past decade, local communities have seen funding cuts to many youth services and crime prevention agencies supposed to help young people flourish and maintain stability in the community. The current rise in youth related violence is arguably a symptom of this decline leaving all of the community feeling increasingly unsafe. 

Can this decline be reversed? There are some encouraging signs. The Mayor of Newham, Rokhsana Fiaz, has ‘made youth safety a major priority’ in the borough. In 2018 she announced the launch of Youth Citizen Assemblies, enhanced activities and transformed services, including doubling the number of youth hubs. The local authority says they are ‘listening to… young people about their experiences living in the borough,’ asking them what they need to make them feel safe.

Come and join the debate on 28 November.


Starts 7pm with free food, drink and activities 

7.30pm Introduction to Silvertown Sessions (Andrew Branch, University of East London and Joy Caron-Carter, RDLAC) 

7.35pm Chair’s introductions (Tony Sampson, University of East London)

7.40pm Guest speaker. Prof Lez Henry (UWL) Goal Models 

8.05pm Q&A 

Panel talks

8.10pm - Frances Winter (Newham Council) on the Mayor’s Youth Safety Board

8.20pm Dr Anthony Gunter (University of East London) 

8.30pm Joy Caron-Carter (RDLAC) 

8.40pm Q&A 

8.50pm Break – with food, drink and activities

9.20pm audience Q&A

End 10pm 

The Silvertown Sessions are organized by RDLAC and the Cultural Engine Research Group (University of East London) 
This event is funded by the University of East London’s ENGAGE FUND, RDLAC and The Cultural Engine

Thursday, 28 November 2019


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