10th October 2017
TFUK House of Lords Symposium:
Tackling London’s youth-police divide: The Need For A New Approach.
The Tutu Foundation UK will release interim findings from the independednt evaluation of its ‘UBUNTU Police Youth Roundtable Project’ on Tuesday 10th October, 2017, 9:30-2pm, House of Lords, Committee Room G.
The youth-led Project, carried out in partnership with the youth-led charity Youth Futures, has brought together young people and police officers from 10 London Boroughs to talk through their differences face-to-face, and find solutions to issues including stop and search and knife crime.
This initiative is funded by the Mayor’s Office for Police and Crime (MOPAC) and Sir John Cass’s Foundation and is exploring innovative methods to improve police youth relations, tackle police-youth distrust and reduce violent street crime. The project is also supported by the Metropolitan Police and Youth Justice Board.
Speakers at the 10th October event will include:
- Rt. Hon David Lammy MP, Head of the Inquiry into Racial Disproportionality and the CJS
- Sir Hugh Orde OBE, Former Head of ACPO and former Chief Constable of Northern Ireland
- Baroness Massey of Darwen, former Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Children and the Police
- A presentation by the young people implementing the project
- Patrick Williams, Senior Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University and co-author of ‘Used and Abused: The problematic usage of gang terminology in the United Kingdom and its implications for ethnic minority youth’.
Labour MP David Lammy recently headed the inquiry into Racial Disproportionality and the Criminal Justice System. The Tottenham MP’s recent independent report showed that black people in the UK are four times more likely to be in prison given their proportion of the total population. As well as costing the taxpayer some £309 million each year the disproportionate number of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people ending up in the Criminal Justice System is alienating communities and breeding anger and mistrust.
David Lammy concludes that : “It is only through delivering fairness, rebuilding trust, and sharing responsibility that we will build the equal and just society so often spoken about.”
The Symposium will be chaired by Lord McNally.
15th June 2016
Inside Peace - an event at the BFI in collaboration with the Prem Rawat Foundation
In collaboration with the Prem Rawat Foundation the Tutu Foundation UK is screening the remarkable film Inside Peace at the British Film Institute on Wednesday 15th June followed by a panel discussion.
The multiple award-winning documentary shows that solutions exist that have the potential to transform the lives of people affected by prison and gang experiences despite the many challenges.
The private screening will be followed by a panel discussion chaired by Lord McNally, Chair of the Youth Justice Board, including Peter Clarke CVO OBE QPM, Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Prisons, Sir Alan Ward, former judge of the Court of Appeal of England and Wales, who represented the late Nelson Mandela and Oliver Tambo, and Gerry Marshall, former Chief Executive,Thames Valley Probation Trust.
Ubuntu Tutu Police-Youth Round table forum begins in Southwark
Saturday 9th of April 2016