Havering wins share of £4 million to support youth

Published: Tuesday, 20 November 2018

New funding will support vulnerable young people.

Havering is celebrating its share of a £4.1 million fund from the Home Office to help support our most vulnerable young people.

Havering is one of nine boroughs across London that will benefit from the Early Intervention Youth Fund to support 11-16-year-olds at risk of criminal exploitation, by providing them with support and alternative activities.

The money will help to provide group activities, one-to-one sessions and support the work of safer neighbourhood police officers in schools.

Councillor Robert Benham, Cabinet Member for Children and Learning, said:

“This is really welcome news for Havering as it will help us to support young people who are at risk of criminal activity. By getting their families, schools and supporting organisations involved, we can deliver a tailored package of support to meet individual needs.

“The support we will be able to offer will stop anti-social behaviour escalating and provide an alternative to safeguard children and young people by diverting them from criminal activity as they mature into their teenage years.”

Havering will receive the funding over two years and will work with schools and partners to target the funding, once the allocation to the borough has been awarded.