violence prevention Tag

The Government finally gets it .... today's announcement by the Home Secretary Sajid Javid’s that knife crime needs to be treated like a disease is something both my deputy @glosdeputypcc and I have been talking about for over 2 years.

Emphasising the need for a ‘public health’ approach to youth violence, Mr. Javid is calling for knife crime to be treated “like a disease”. Now it needs the financial backing and not just warm words.

For far too long we took our eye of the ball when it came to community safety. With austerity it went down the pecking order of priorities. Statutory wise it is the job of the County Council, but it delegated the responsibilities to local districts. Thankfully due to a co-ordinated effort by leaders across Gloucestershire work was commissioned to look to what we could do to get back on track.