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US NewsPrince Harry backing Youth Zones to help tackle knife crime

08:40  07 april  2019
08:40  07 april  2019 Source:   news.sky.com

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Prince Harry will continue to highlight Britain's knife crime crisis by backing three new Youth Zones in London. Sky News visited Future, the OnSide Youth Zone in Barking and Dagenham, ahead of Thursday when the Duke of Sussex will open the facility. The team behind the centre want to tackle

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Prince Harry backing Youth Zones to help tackle knife crime © Sky Harry and Meghan have already visited the Youth Zone in Birkenhead

Prince Harry will continue to highlight Britain's knife crime crisis by backing three new Youth Zones in London.

Sky News visited Future, the OnSide Youth Zone in Barking and Dagenham, ahead of Thursday when the Duke of Sussex will open the facility.

The team behind the centre want to tackle the capital's knife crime and gang problems by providing activities and support services to keep kids off the streets. Other Youth Zones will open in Croydon and Barnet this year.

Prince Harry backing Youth Zones to help tackle knife crime © Sky The centres offer a range of activities for children The chief executive for OnSide Youth Zones, Kathryn Morley, said: "Youth Zones absolutely play a part in helping young people stay safe and helping young people reach out for positive opportunities in life rather than feel that they need to go towards more negative activities."

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There are nine other centres in the north of the England, from Manchester to Wolverhampton.

Ms Morley said a few months after a Youth Zone opened in Birkenhead, the nearby gang had "dwindled down to only a fifth of its original size and the rest of the young people who were on the periphery of that gang were in the Youth Zone involved in music, arts, dance and drama".

Prince Harry backing Youth Zones to help tackle knife crime © Sky News Screen Grab Sky News visited Future, the Barking and Dagenham Youth Zone

The centres are open when schools are closed and offer around 40 activities and support services, with an ethos of providing "somewhere to go, something to do and someone to talk to".

Paula Rodriguez, 16, lives near the new Barnet Youth Zone and told Sky News: "It's got to a point where every second that a young person spends on the streets is that one second that somebody could just come and take their life or put them in hospital.

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"There isn't a definite reason as to why [gang violence and knife crime] is happening... or a definite thing that we can do to stop it but we can definitely try other things because clearly what we've been trying for a long time is not working."

Prince Harry backing Youth Zones to help tackle knife crime © Getty Prince Harry 'really relates to the young people', the YMCA's chief executive says She said the Youth Zones make a difference because "for some people it's like a second home because not a lot of kids have that sort of environment at home, where you know they have people looking out for them".

The centres are not cheap to run - around £6m each at a time when local authorities have dramatically cut youth spending - but local businesses, philanthropists, the community and local authorities all chip in.

Young people have access to the best computers or gym equipment based on the belief that if young people are trusted and invested in, their confidence is boosted and their behaviour improved.

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Prince Harry backing Youth Zones to help tackle knife crime © 2019 Getty Images ACTON, ENGLAND - MARCH 20: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex gestures as he speaks before planting a tree from the Woodland Trust at St Vincent's Catholic Primary School at St Vincent’s Catholic Primary School on March 20, 2019 in Acton, England. (Photo by WPA Pool/Getty Images)

YMCA chief executive Denise Hatton said: "He is somebody that can raise the profile of the issues and hopefully, as he talked about today, what we need to do is work together to just open up purse strings wherever we can.

"But also I think he really relates to the young people."

When the prince visits the Youth Zone on Thursday he will also meet members of Barking and Dagenham Youth Forum and Youth Zone members who will talk about their experiences of knife crime.

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