Brighton Streets – VRU – Working Together for a Safer Brighton & Hove

The Brighton Streets Project seeks to bring together the key players in our communities to create innovative responses to youth violence.

A part of this included a conference held on 11th March 2020 which brought together representatives from the Police, Health, Local Authority, Faith Groups, Community Groups, Youth Groups, Parents and Young People.

Bright Streets Youth Violence conference
Brighton Streets Youth Violence Conference

Hosted by TDC and the Brighton Streets project, we heard a keynote speech from SPACE, an organisation spreading awareness of Child Criminal Exploitation (CCE), plus contributions from a number of organisations, including:

We are pleased to be able to share with you a full conference report, including feedback and recommendations, as well as a collection of resources from the day. Please see below:


SPACE - Stop & Prevent Adolescent Criminal Exploitation

Our Keynote speaker was from SPACE who spoke about the devastation caused by County Lines and the oft ill-equipped professional response. Their NPIES project (National Parents as Partners in Exploitation Safeguarding), was set up in December 2018 to take next steps forward through quarterly meetings with the government and more than 50 key partners. You can learn more about the NPIES project here,  read a blog about it here and find the group's key lines of enquiry here

SECURING A BRIGHTER FUTURE: The role of youth services in tackling knife crime. 

This report from the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Knife Crime & Violence Reduction was published in March 2020 and referenced by Adam Muirhead, TDC's Director of Youth, at the conference. Read the report here

Detached Youth Work - a film by TDC

REBOOT - a film describing how the early intervention programme works

Mentivity featuring Terms & Conditions: A UK Drill Story

The above video is an excerpt, the full YouTube Originals feature can be found here.  

Brighton Streets Conversations

This series of slides details some of the conversations our youth workers have been having with young people in Brighton & Hove.

Mentivity collaboration with Cardinal Newman School

Sayce Holmes-Lewis gave this presentation about the collaborative work that Mentivity have been doing with Cardinal Newman School.


University of Brighton Working with Children and Young People BA(Hons)

The University of Brighton offers a degree programme for education professionals who work with children and young people, in roles such as teaching assistants, early years practitioners, learning support/mentors and youth workers.
The planned open day on 1st April has been cancelled so for information on the course, please find more detail on the University of Brighton website

Make (Good) Trouble

Make (Good) Trouble is a media production company and social enterprise. They work with young people to create content that promotes positive social change. They were on hand at the conference to gather feedback from delegates and ask them what they found most inspiring at the event.  

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