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Study published on child gang members in England

Date:4 MAR 2019
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Anne Longfield, the Children's Commissioner for England, has published an in-depth study that identifies around 27,000 children in England as members of a gang.

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The report, Keeping kids safe: Improving safeguarding responses to gang violence and criminal exploitation, estimates there are 27,000 children in England who identify as a gang member, only a fraction of whom are known to children's services. Some of these children may only identify loosely with a gang and may not be involved in crime or serious violence: more concerning is the estimated 34,000 children who know gang members who have experienced serious violence in the last year.

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