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Gang violence and knife crime are real issues that are on the increase. They affect each and every one of us and how we live our lives. From going to the shops, to navigating public transport as well as entering a different postcode. Whether day or night, we all find ourselves having to become more and more vigilant and mindful of our surroundings at all times.

Young people who attended shared their voices and opinions to key decision makers including Bristol’s Youth Mayors, Anika and Jeremiah. Young people spoke about how they feel and what are the real issues and how violence is impacting you and your lives – let’s make Bristol somewhere you want to live, work and flourish.

Young People

From diverse backgrounds and communities across Bristol, including young people from Hillfields Youth Group and Barton Hill Youth Group.

Keynote Listeners from a range of decision making areas:

Bristol City Council, Avon & Somerset Police, Stand Against Racism and Inequality, Oasis Academy, Cabot Learning Federation, Barnardo’s and West Of England)

Youth Organisations

Off the Record, Creative Youth Network, Full Circle, Streetspace Knowle, Baggator, Bristol City Council and Local Government Authority

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It was a privilege to be at the Youth Summit and hear from so many young people about their feelings of safety and what it means to them to grow up in Bristol.

It was a well organised event that curated rich creative content that was engaging and powerful. The OPCC is committed to taking what was said and helping it shape our response to serious violence.

- Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner




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