Today we mark the Day of Hope 2021, marking what would have been Damilola Taylor’s birthday.

It is an opportunity to celebrate the huge potential of young people and to increase our support for them.

7 December is the Day of Hope 2021, marking what would have been Damilola Taylor’s birthday. It is an opportunity to celebrate young people, their potential and all they offer our communities. Get involved in promoting the Day of Hope 2021.

The Thames Valley Violence Reduction Unit, together with the Reading children services organisation Brighter Futures for Children, contributed to a training session for officers from Thames Valley Police to help raise awareness of the impact of trauma and adverse childhood experiences on young people.

Thames Valley Violence Reduction Unit (VRU) have been working with South Yorkshire VRU, Sheffield Hallam University and the University of Sheffield as part of an N8 Policing Research Partnership funded research project aiming to understand more about the impact of using images of knives when talking to young people about the risk of knife carrying and usage.