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To: Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Home Secretary Priti Patel

Give youth services the funding they need

Give youth services the funding they need

Increase funding for vital youth services, to protect young people from criminal exploitation and prevent them from being caught up in violence.

Why is this important?

Youth violence and child criminal exploitation in the UK are at an all time high, and the government aren’t doing enough to prevent it.

In the past 5 years, knife crime has increased by 71%, and the number of young people who lost their lives to violence rose by 45% from 2017-2018. And because of massive cuts to funding for youth programs and services, the criminal exploitation of children has sky-rocketed.

If the government wants to protect young people in the UK from violence and exploitation, they need to fund youth services that can intervene early in young people’s lives, making sure they have safe places to go to and trusted adults to help them and protect them from harm.

I started this petition because I have children myself, and I want the government to do more to give them opportunities, and keep them safe. Please sign and share.

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Reasons for signing

  • As a former youth worker and office I saw the difference that the work of youth workers made to the lives of young people and young adults. I get angry when I see that lack of support available to young people and their families. I live in a county that disbanded its youth service about 10 years ago and now wonders why there is so much you crime and disaffection!
  • I am a you leader, ive seen the difference in my communities youth of those who have some where to go and have support. Gang culture is raising in my town due to loss of opportunity and just loss of faith in the next generation due to media BS. The kids i take care of are so intelligent, take in every thing around them so quickly and hold political debates better than the majority of adults in my conservative town. They deserve the tools to be the best versions of themselves.
  • Police numbers are only one part of the system. The CPS, courts and offender management all need appropriate increases too. Correct police nos without the rest still won't deliver justice.

Updates

2020-03-10 19:55:43 +0000

Thank you to all that has signed please don’t forget to share.

2020-03-10 18:48:52 +0000

A 23 year old man lost his life from stab wounds, what is happening in this world ? Why aren’t the government doing anything about knife crime? Life should mean life in prision shouldn’t be able to walk on our streets again 😢😢

2020-03-10 18:45:08 +0000

https://www.thestar.co.uk/news/crime/worried-residents-issue-urgent-demand-after-young-man-stabbed-death-sheffield-2445738

2020-02-26 07:33:30 +0000

https://www.thestar.co.uk/news/crime/police-probe-double-shooting-sheffield-continues-1889913

2020-02-25 23:36:30 +0000

Thank you to all that have signed 👍🏻😘

2020-01-13 18:10:58 +0000

Yet another shooting last night in Sheffield a 12 year old boy 😢😢hope he makes a full recovery

2020-01-08 17:22:11 +0000

80,000 signatures WOW thank you to everyone that’s signed 😘

2020-01-06 18:47:56 +0000

A few days ago another young boy aged 18 died in Sheffield after being stabbed, what is this world coming to

2019-08-13 01:20:50 +0100

50,000 signatures reached

2019-08-11 20:03:29 +0100

Wow can’t believe how many signatures there is thank you to every single one of you 💖

2019-08-11 12:31:37 +0100

20,000 signatures reached

2019-08-11 11:06:22 +0100

10,000 signatures reached

2019-08-11 10:38:32 +0100

5,000 signatures reached

2019-08-08 17:18:25 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2019-08-08 15:41:17 +0100

Could I ask you please to share the petition on Facebook, Twitter and what’s app thank you to all that have signed 💖

2019-08-08 15:01:41 +0100

Wow 608 signatures, thank you everyone who has signed 💖

2019-08-08 14:29:33 +0100

500 signatures reached

2019-08-08 13:20:36 +0100

100 signatures reached

2019-08-08 13:16:11 +0100

50 signatures reached

2019-08-08 13:14:34 +0100

25 signatures reached

2019-08-08 13:13:06 +0100

10 signatures reached