(Chair) Lord Navnit Dholakia PC OBE DL, Member, Knife Crime APPG Liberal Democrats
Nathan Singleton, CEO, Lifeline Projects
Caroline Shearer, Founder and Director, Only Cowards Carry
Patrick Green, CEO, Ben Kinsella Trust
Detective Superintendent Shabnam Chaudhri, East Area BCU and Lead for Havering, Barking & Dagenham and Redbridge Boroughs, Metropolitan Police *Outstanding Contribution Award No2H8 Crime Awards*
Gillian Lithgow, Deputy CEO, No Knives Better Lives
Vicky Ridley, Development Officer, No Knives Better Lives
Detective Superintendent Una Jennings, Knife Crime Lead, South Yorkshire Police
Andy Oliver, Assistant Headteacher, Holte Secondary School
Matthew Bunce, Community Safety Officer, Integrated Gangs Team Islington
David Hornsby, Matron, Emergency Department Birmingham
Leisa Nichols-Drew, Forensic Science Senior Lecturer, De Montfort University
Beatrice Mushiya, Mother and Campaigner
“Knife Crime is now a national crisis”
Lord Hogan-Howe, Former Metropolitan Police Commissioner
Last year, there were 285* fatal incidents of knife related crime. Incidents of knife crime have continued to rise nationally. Westminster Insight’s timely conference will investigate long-term solutions and review the effectiveness of the Serious Violent Strategy (SVS).You will gain valuable insight into the future of knife crime policy and the impact of the additional funding.
Explore the impact of county lines, as well as, reviewing effective early prevention strategies to tackle the involvement of children and young people in gang, knife, and drug-related crimes. Learn from different agencies involved in protecting and educating children to reduce the number of young people carrying knives.
Hear one family’s story about the devastating impact of knife possession, highlighting the importance of family support services. Westminster Insight’s timely conference will include best practice case studies from a youth centre and an integrated gangs’ team on developing effective outreach programmes to improve support for local communities, families and victims. This conference will explore the influence of social media on gang and knife-related crimes and share insight into how frontline practitioners can use social media to identify and prevent knife-based crimes.
Join key industry experts from policing, health care, social work, education and youth services who will share successful strategies for reducing knife crime in different regions of the UK.