Working with young people is integral to the success of the VRP, and listening to what young people have to say and what they aspire to and want, is a significant feature in our community engagement work (what we do)
- Showcase existing youth-led projects and find ways to encourage more projects to be directed by young people to build community ownership.
- Ensure that the VRP is capturing and sharing best practice in community and young person’s participation across VRP-funded projects.
- Commission youth-led research with a full feedback loop, (‘You said, we did’), and the clear aim to better understand what young people and communities want to happen to prevent serious violence and CCE.
- Raise the profile of community assets and pride rather than focusing on the deficits and negativity. This will culminate in World Kindness Day on 13 November, ‘turning the volume down on knife crime’.