Who is it for?
All children and young people in Cardiff arrested with a knife crime offence.
What does it involve?
The knife crime project employs a coordinator and appropriate freelancers to provide children and young people with a fast tracked and bespoke intervention, working with a qualified Youth Worker.
It is delivered in community settings from 8am to 8pm 7 days a week depending on the needs of the child/family.
The Youth Workers work with participants on a 1:1 basis and support the Youth Offending Service prevention team delivering sessions in schools where knife crime has been identified and support requested.
Children and young people referred to the service will undertake an assessment that will identify needs and form the basis for a mutually agreed action plan to look at the safeguarding risks and laws regarding the carrying of knives and other bladed weapons.