Safer London believes every young person should be given the opportunity to live free from exposure to gangs, exploitation and crime. At Safer London, they work tirelessly to make this happen.
They are the leading London charity working to prevent and address gang violence, vulnerability and sexual exploitation. They provide needs led intensive support, early intervention and mentoring through the extensive, pan London services.
The vision is a world where all young people can thrive, free from exposure to gangs, exploitation and crime.
They are Safer London, the leading London charity working to prevent and address gang violence, vulnerability and exploitation among young people.
They were born in 2005, set up with a grant from the Metropolitan Police Authority providing core funding to support young people at risk of crime. For over a decade they have worked to reduce violence and crime, promote gender equality and healthy relationships, and seek to find young people genuine alternatives to gangs and crime.
The collaboration with the Met set us off to a great start – expert knowledge and guidance to support the charitable aims, over 120 crime prevention projects supporting young people, and the honour of having HRH the Prince of Wales as the Patron.
Following the riots of 2011, they decided to change the model of operation and stepped down as the Met’s charitable arm –they went from a grant giving organisation to one of direct delivery. They decided these changes would allow us to respond better to the needs of young people and help us fill in gaps within the sector where there were no services being provided.