COVID-19 and Youth Violence: A Practitioners’ Overview

Over the last 35 years our colleagues at Oasis UK have developed an extensive network of local community-based work across England, supporting children, young people, individuals and families from all walks of life. As part of this they provide housing for vulnerable young adults, hospital-based emergency work with young people who are victims of violent crime, open-access youth work, and they also run 52 academies. We work with over 32,000 young people every day.

Throughout the COVID-19 crisis Oasis’ children’s and youth work teams across England have continued to work with young people who are at risk of violence and other criminal activity. They have done this in close liaison with their schools teams. Youth workers across the Oasis network have both initiated online ‘virtual’ services and worked hard to sustain physical ‘face-to-face’ relationships in order to maintain positive and professional engagement with young people, their families and communities.

The Oasis team have produced this insightful overview of the impact of COVID-19 on practitioners as an appendix to the Youth Violence Commission’s final report, which will launch next week: COV-19 and Youth Violence A Practitioners Overview from Oasis UK


This post was written by Vicky Foxcroft

July 1, 2020 9:05 pm Leave your thoughts

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