Rise Up Programme

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 28th June 2021.

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Photo of Joanne McCartney Joanne McCartney Labour

How many youth workers in (1) Enfield and (2) Haringey have taken part in the VRU's 'Rise Up' programme? What training and development have they received?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

The Violence Reduction Unit is prioritising investment to those who hold key trusted relationships with young people most at risk of exploitation and violence. Frontline Youth Practitioners have the relationships with young people to deliver early interventions that can make all the difference to a young person’s future.

Rise Up’ launched on 30th September 2020 and is led by London Youth in partnership with Leap Confronting Conflict and Clore Social Leadership. Youth Practitioners receive training and mentoring development – including modules on safeguarding, mental health and employment opportunities – to act as a community-led first line of defence for young people most at risk. Full details of the leadership programme can be found online at: Rise Up: Youth Practitioners Leadership Programme.

The programme currently has 94 practitioners who are directly supporting young people within their communities. 3 Youth Practitioners from Haringey and 3 Youth Practitioners from Enfield are on the Programme.