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Grantee: Art Against Knives

  • London


Provider: Pro Bono Economics



Summary of project:

Art Against Knives intervenes early to prevent young people from becoming victims or perpetrators of violent crime, addressing root causes and preventing escalation. We embed creative spaces in London’s most deprived communities, co-designed with young people to build on their strengths, develop their capabilities and create opportunity. These award winning spaces include a pop-up music studio and two community nail bars for young women, all open 48 weeks of the year. In these spaces our team of creative, highly skilled professionals provide creative skills training, and personalised emotional and practical support. Our team includes a Young Person’s Violence Advisor who provides dedicated support to young women at risk or victims of domestic abuse and child sexual exploitation. We encourage early disclosure and reporting by victims and survivors, putting them in the lead by co-designing safety plans and in navigating the care pathway through complicated multi agency, and statutory support.