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Nov 06 2023

Youth Voice conference (Oct 2023)

(write up by Essex Boys and Girls Clubs) This year’s Youth Voice Conference was held on Saturday 21 October 2023 at Writtle University College Chelmsford. More than 100 people gathered together to help continue a conversation to enable change for a better future with one question in mind, how do we keep young people safe […]

Nov 06 2023

October 2023: Essex Knife Bins

There are 16 knife bins in towns and cities across our county where you can safely deposit knives and other bladed articles. They are funded jointly by the VVU, Essex Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner and Essex Police. The knife bins are available so the public can deposit knives and other weapons safely and are […]

Oct 10 2023

Learning Outdoors with the Respect Project (Sept 2023)

We were invited by Essex Boys and Girls Clubs to attend their outdoor learning facility at Layer Marney Tower in Essex and meet a group of young people who were possible candidates for the Respect Project. The Respect Project, is a targeted programme that supports students who are struggling with mainstream education within identified schools. […]

Mar 09 2023

Back at The Base

It was exciting for the VVU to be back to The Base in Chelmsford to see all the developments that have taken place over the last year. Running out of The Base is the Building Lives project which supports young people at risk of crime, violence and criminal exploitation. The project supports 30 young people […]

Dec 22 2022

Kids Inspire Project visit

Last week the VVU visited Kids Inspire, a well known and loved children and young person’s charity based in Essex. Kids Inspire provide mental health and trauma recovery support for children, young people and their families through therapeutic activities. The VVU is supporting Kids Inspire to fund work with young people who may be at […]

Dec 05 2022

Supporting primary school children to stay safe online (Dec 2022)

As part of supporting schools with safety messages, the VVU recently supported Thurrock Community Safety Partnership and Thurrock Local Safeguarding Children’s Partnership to fund a series of roadshows for Y5 and Y6 school children on how to stay safe online.   In three days more than 2,000 Thurrock school children took part in an interactive presentation […]