PYF have expanded our work which helps young people make positive life choices and avoid the dangers of getting involved in matters relating to violence. The Staying Safe programme is being rolled out to every secondary school in Coventry. It is part-funded by the Home Office Knife Crime Community Fund as well as the from PYF’s own reserve funds.
Staying Safe brings together the foundation along with West Midlands Police, Coventry City Council, the Police and Crime Commissioners office and Street Doctors. It is part of wider approach, led by PYF, to tackle the issue.
In addition to these sessions, PYF continue to provide community sessions across the city, as well as leading on a professional training programme designed to support more than 100 social workers, Youth Offending Team Officers and police officers to increase their confidence in supporting young people with these challenges.