Effecting Change Youth Summit 2019

Posted by: Colin Bowen on March,5th,2019

How can we make a difference to the safety of our young people in Haringey? …By giving them the voice to influence change

With safety in the community an ongoing concern Hope in Tottenham, a coalition of secondary schools led by Jon Nagle, Assistant Head Teacher of Heartlands School N22 and the Haringey Safer Neighbourhood Board (hosted by The Bridge Renewal Trust) are holding a Youth Summit from 9.30am to 11.45am on Tuesday 12th March 2019 (arrivals from 9.00am). The event will take place at the London Academy of Excellence, Lilywhite House, 780 High Road, N17 0BX on the Tottenham Hotspur Football Club (THFC) estate.

Fifteen students from six schools and one Pupil Referral Unit (PRU) will each present their views on a solution-focussed approach to life in Haringey. These short presentations will share perspectives on how we are, how we can make Haringey a safer place to live, work and study, and will focus on:

  • The History of Haringey – where we are in the eyes of the young people
  • Current Interventions – what is making a positive difference at the present time
  • Moving Forward – the changes young people perceive would make the borough a safer and better place to be in the future

A number of community leaders and sponsors will be attending, including Ledley King  (THFC Ambassador), Acting Superintendent Neil Billany (Neighbourhood Policing Haringey and Enfield Borough Command Unit), Cllr Mark Blake (Haringey Council Community Safety lead).

Junior Smart from SOS Gangs Project at St Giles Trust and Yvonne Lawson from Godwin Lawson Foundation will give brief conclusions to the Summit, linking it to the ‘Building a Safer Haringey’ conference of 2016 and the Haringey Youth Safety Summit 2018, which this event follows on from.

Faith leaders, local schools team and neighbourhood policing officers, community workers, schools and Haringey Council officials and policy makers will be in attendance.

If you would like any further information, please email Deborah Williams deborah@bridgerenewaltrust.org.uk.


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