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Project information

Training youth workers to deliver LNK Roadshows

Train and mentor young, youth work apprentices, who are passionate about changing the issue of gang and knife culture in the community. Whilst being up-skilled, these young people will work with over 10,000 young people to raise awareness about knife crime.

September 2015 - September 2016

Charity information: Lives Not Knives

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  • Need


    Awareness and education around knife/gang crime


    Knife and gang culture awareness for people aged 8 - 16. The project will give a better understanding of current youth issues and answer any questions in a safe school environment whilst also offering a safe place outside of school for one on one mentoring if needed.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Up-skill and train two young people to become qualified youth workers.


    » Give two young people level 2/3 youth work apprenticeships

    What success will look like

    Two young people will complete Level 2 or 3 Youth Work apprenticeships by February 2017.

    Aim 2

    Teach 10,000 young people about the dangers of knife crime


    » Apprentices will work in Primary and Secondary schools across South London with young people aged 10 - 16 delivering tailor made sessions

    What success will look like

    LNK mentors and apprentices will work in over 100 schools delivering preventative knife and gang crime workshops to 10 - 16 year olds.

  • Impact


    Success will be demonstrated by two young people receiving a qualification in youth work.

    A social value report with figures and quotes on the school road shows will be shared to the public.


    There is a risk that young people may not have the qualifications needed to be on an apprenticeship. We have dealt with this by partnering with a training provider that allows us to up-skill young people and offer Maths and English key skills before starting the apprenticeship/


    Funders will receive vlogs, images and letters from our apprentices on the progress of themselves and the findings in the school road shows.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £10,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £1,000 Apprenticeship Expenses Travel and sustenance
      £9,000 Training and development Training for Level 2 apprenticeship
  • Background


    Many of Croydon’s residents face barriers that prevent them from fitting into society. These barriers arise for a great range of reasons, among which are class, ethnicity, gender, educational attainment, criminality, limiting
    mental and physical health, restricting cultures, limited expectations; in combination and interaction, these and other characteristics militate against effective engagement with other residents and can lead to criminal or anti social behaviour.


    Over 10,000 young people in Croydon plus their teachers will benefit from open, honest mentors that have understood knife or gang culture on a personal level and can speak personally on the dangers.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    In 2010, LNK started delivering preventative workshops to young people in Croydon’s schools. In 2011, LIVES NOT KNIVES workshops were delivered to thousands of young people in schools. As a result, the LNK Team were given a Philip Lawrence Award and a Diana Award of Excellence for inspiring work in

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Eliza Rebeiro

    Qualified youth work assessor, mentor trainer. Eliza will manage apprentices as well as training them to deliver LNK Roadshows.