11 June 2018

The Commons Home Affairs Committee has opened an inquiry into the effectiveness of the Government’s approach in combatting knife crime, gun crime and homicide.

The consultation

The inquiry will look at the government’s Serious Violence Strategy , which was published in April. The strategy included the £1 million Community Fund and the £11 million Early Intervention Youth Fund, which will allow the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) and Community Safety Partnerships to bid for funding for youth and community organisations who support early intervention and prevention activity in their areas. The inquiry will ask:

  • Whether the strategy is likely to be effective in combatting serious crime
  • Whether the new balance between prevention and effective law enforcement described in the strategy is the right one
  • Whether there are sufficient resources in place to make the strategy successful
  • The extent to which the devolved administrations should be involved in the Government’s strategy to tackle serious violence

The inquiry will also look at what progress has been made on combatting serious violent crime since the previous Government’s response to the committee’s report on gangs and youth crime.

Have your say

If you would like to have your views, comments, or evidence included in London Youth’s response, please email them to Samuel Howell by 6th August.