Residents are invited to attend a Parental Knife Crime Awareness event at Keynsham Community Space on Monday 27th November, 18.00 – 20.00.
The event is aimed at parents who would like to know more about the dangers of knife crime or may be concerned that their children are at risk. Its purpose is to increase awareness of key issues surrounding knife crime, empowering parents, and children to make informed and positive decisions to stay safe.
The event hosts have shared: ‘We kindly ask that anyone attending the event respect people’s confidentiality by not naming children or families and to refrain from filming or taking photographs. We request that attendees respect our guest speakers and people’s rights to talk freely.’
The Bath & North East Somerset Violence Reduction Partnership (VRP) is a multi-agency partnership that aims to prevent and reduce violence in the area. They work to understand and address the root causes of violence, to prevent further violent crimes from occurring in the future. They provide resources and support the work of professionals and community groups who help children at risk or involved in serious violence.
The event is supported by partner agencies such as Avon and Somerset Police, DHI Project 28, Youth Connect Southwest, NHS and more. On the day, you will have the opportunity to hear the real, lived experience of a parent who has been personally affected by Knife Crime.
There will also be a presentation by Street Doctor’s followed by a panel discussion with the opportunity to ask questions.
Please note: Questions for the panel should be submitted prior to the event and emailed to VRU_Events@BATHNES.GOV.UK.
Spaces are limited. Book your ticket now via Eventbrite.
Keynsham Community Space is located above Keynsham Library. Access is available via doors on Temple Street. Visit B&NES Council’s webpage at https://beta.bathnes.gov.uk/keynsham-community-space for address and map.