Student Commission on Knife Crime in London
The Student Commission on knife crime in London was a large-scale project in partnership with leading colleges, which gave young people a collective voice on this serious issue. Knife crime affects young people disproportionately and the Student Commission put young people from the most affected demographics at the heart of finding solutions.
Leaders Unlocked built this project from the ground up, based on our extensive networks within the Further Education sector. We successfully engaged seven colleges from across the capital who were: Barnet & Southgate College, Lewisham and Southwark College, London South East Colleges, New City College, Newham Sixth Form College, West Thames College and Westminster Kingsway College.
Working with the participating colleges, we recruited 30 passionate Student Commissioners and equipped them with the skills needed to research and present the views of their peers. These commissioners co-created a short film and education package, which reached a wide audience of at least 10,000 students.