Develop a public health approach to youth safety

Our plan to address this step:

Contribute to the implementation of the Youth Safety Board strategy particularly for:

  • Outcome 2: Vulnerable children and young adults are kept safe from exploitation and violence through effective prevention and early intervention
  • Outcome 4: Building capacity to support children and young people
Tracking progress:
  • Reduction in violent incidents
  • Enhanced feelings of safety for Newham’s children and young people
Who is involved:
  • Newham Council including children’s health service 0-19, HeadStart, Youth Empowerment Service, Early Help service
  • Schools
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

Can you help?

We rely on the support from organisations and individuals to help us deliver our goals. We are on the look out for more partners who are able to support this step. Please email [email protected] or [email protected] to find out more.

Now is the time to act. Together we can make Newham a healthier borough.


Newham changemaker

Venetta works for Newham Brighter Futures, a Newham Youth Empowerment Service. It has created a universal service that provides positive activities and a wraparound service that supports the positive development of young people’s health, wellbeing and resource. Venetta works as part of a detached team which goes into the community to form relationships with young people who may not be engaged in any service. She listens to young people’s voices and design projects that reflect their needs.

“I hope to inspire young people to make changes within their lives for the better. Even if I don’t get to personally see it, I hope that something I said or showed them stays with them. I hope to improve the opportunities for communities that do not or cannot access services by themselves.”

– Venetta Edwards, Detached Youth Worker

Contact us

Get in touch to find out how you can support the borough’s drive to be healthier.

We are on the look out for organisations and people in our community who are thinking differently, challenging the norms, trying new things and looking at ways they can help Newham be a healthier borough.

If you think you can help, we’d love to hear from you, email [email protected]

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