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Jul 11 2022

Our new project: ReRoute (June 2022)

We are working on a new project called ReRoute.  This project works with young people who have been arrested on possession of carrying a knife but who are waiting to be charged to court. There can be a considerable amount of time between arrest and a court date; by working in this time period to […]

Jul 11 2022

The success of detached youth work (June 2022)

We are consistently told by young people across Essex they want safe activities to participate in and safe places to meet, alongside adults they can talk to and trust. For the past 18 months we’ve worked with Essex Council of Voluntary Youth Services (ECVYS) and Active Essex to fund detached youth workers in areas of […]

Jul 05 2021

Detached youth work success

In 2020 over 600 young people took part in the Violence and Vulnerability Unit’s listening project, which was to help determine future priorities and work areas for the VVU. Their feedback gave us a few main points for consideration and action: The majority of young people told us that youth violence is an issue in […]

Mar 17 2021

Youth Service Hospital Project (Spring 2020 onwards)

The initial aim of the Youth Service Hospital Project was to engage with young people attending A&E who presented as being a victim or perpetrator of violence. The youth service would then seek to provide appropriate support and / or signpost to other activities and services.

Feb 02 2021

Supporting the community through radio

The VVU has supported Gateway978 community radio to reach out to and work with more young people during the Covid-19 Pandemic.