A consortium of local groups, supported by Croydon Council the police and the NHS, has been awarded £750,000 of funding from a Mayor of London initiative to help tackle violence in the capital.
A collaborative approach to reducing and preventing violence in Croydon will be at the heart of the borough’s new community safety strategy it was revealed today.
Up to 1,425 school pupils are set to benefit from a £1.2m award from the Young Londoner’s Fund (YLF), which will spearhead Croydon’s plans to reduce youth violence in the borough.
Croydon Council has announced the appointment of Sarah Hayward as the director of Croydon’s newly-created Violence Reduction Network. The innovative network, which is one of the first of its kind in the capital, adopts a holistic approach to violence reduction and will see all forms of violence treated as a public health issue by tackling the root causes.
Plans to deliver the council’s commitment to reduce violence in the borough will go before Croydon’s cabinet on Monday 10 June.