In autumn 2018 the Mayor announced the creation of the Violence Reduction Unit (VRU) to address the rising violence across London, most visibly knife crime affecting young people. Since this time, they have been working with many organisations to help shape their work programme.
As part of their year one funding commitments the Unit has committed £500,000 to develop an evidenced-based training and leadership programme for the youth sector which aims to provide high quality, specialist and bespoke training and support to youth practitioners who are or will be working in community affected by violence by drawing on specific professional learning.
The intention is to pilot this programme and expected benefits include:
- Improving the knowledge and skill base of youth practitioners
- Embedding the principles of a trauma-informed practice in the youth sector workforce
- Empowering the youth sector with added capacity and accessibility to high quality training and development
- Creating youth sector leaders of the future
- Ensuring a partnership response to encourage co-production in the youth Sector
To apply for the programme click here, deadline to apply is on Monday 17th February 2020 by 12pm.
The full details of this proposal can be accessed here.