- Dr Angela Herbert, Chair, Violent Crime Prevention Board
- Niven Rennie, Director, Scottish Violence Reduction Unit
- Patrick Green, Chief Executive Officer, The Ben Kinsella Trust
- DCI John Massey, Homicide and Major Crime Command, Metropolitan Police Service
- Andy Oliver, Deputy Headteacher, Holte School
- Martin Hendy, Deputy Director – Inland Border and Aviation, Border Force
- Leisa Nichols-Drew, Forensic Science Senior Lecture, De Montfort University
Research continues to show violence is not inevitable but instead preventable
. Effective approaches to preventing knife crime are multi-faceted, involve collaboration between local partners and deploy interventions at the earliest opportunity.
Westminster Insight’s timely 2021 Preventing and Disrupting Knife Crime Digital Conference
will feature contributions from leading researchers, policy makers, law enforcement, public health organisations, educators, advocates, and VRU’s who will be sharing best practice on how to reduce and respond to knife crime.
This event will review the national response to knife crime, examine how knife crime and organisational responses have been impacted by COVID19
, and explore best practice in developing and delivering effective early and preventative interventions
You will also hear several practical case studies throughout the day.
DCI John Massey
(Metropolitan Police) will be speaking with partners on how to develop multi-agency protective systems to deliver long-term solutions
programmes and policing. Andy Oliver
(Holte School) will touch on how schools and educators can effectively fit into a wider matrix of support. Patrick Green
(The Ben Kinsella Trust) will explore the power of storytelling and live experience
which frontline practitioners have the opportunity to leverage.
This event follows on from our highly commended 2020 Tackling Knife Crime Conference.