London Gang Exit Support Service

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 17th July 2021.

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Photo of Joanne McCartney Joanne McCartney Labour

How many young people from (1) Enfield and (2) Haringey have been supported though the London Gang Exit support service? What support has been given to them?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

The London Gang Exit service has supported 15 children and young people who were referred from Enfield and 25 who were referred from Haringey borough since April 2016.

Young people referred into the London Gang Exit service are supported by Safer London. A caseworker to the young person works intensively with them on a one to one basis. A wide variety of support will be offered based on the individual need, such as safety awareness, improving health and wellbeing, improving relationships with peers and family dynamics, opportunities to access stable educational and training, housing advocacy. Families of the young person can also access support to develop their confidence and ability to help keep their children safe.