On the 22nd of October User Voice hosted a World Café Event – ‘Preventing the Harm’. The event was led by the Southwark Youth Council and provided an opportunity for User Voice staff, Volunteers and delegates to discuss the following areas:
- Why do so many young people in Southwark carry a knife?
- Who should be involved in preventing knife crime in Southwark?
- What action can be taken to prevent knife crime?
Guests included policy executives, representatives from local charities and social enterprises, police from Southwark and those from the Youth Offending sector. The passion shown by all volunteers and delegates was extremely encouraging and the feedback received highlights the importance of service user engagement:
“What I’ll take away is a further knowledge of how my part within this community can help the young people in the prevention of knife crime, as well as thinking of suitable solutions to resolve the ever concerning problem”