Good practice
Free Weekly eNews
About us
Our correspondents

Search CRP News by keyword or phrase:
If you have any news, opinions or suggestions which you would like to offer to the publishers of CRP News, please click here to email the Editor. We value your contribution.
All editorial content © CRP News, published by CRP Publications Ltd, Suite 210 91 Western Road, Brighton BN1 2LB

News - 8 December 2012

Nine-year-old gang leaders: "We need more young male teachers" says ex-Minister

Children as young as nine are taking over the leadership of gangs in London because of a lack of positive male role models, according to a former Home Office minister. Meg Hillier blames the low number of male primary school teachers and nursery staff, and the absence of other good male influences.

Hillier, MP for Hackney South and Shoreditch, told Parliament that “youngsters aged nine and ten” had started to act the “big man” after the jailing of older gang members following the London riots. She blamed the problem on a dearth of male teachers and other good male role models.

Her warning came during a parliamentary debate on gangs and youth violence. She said that although crime had fallen “dramatically” in her area of Hackney, London, over recent years, and education standards had risen, the lack of positive male role models was a big concern. “We need to have a serious adult discussion nationally about what is happening, particularly in our primary schools.

Read the rest of this story from The Evening Standard here

Read related items on:
Firearms and knives


. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
15 May 2014
Fraud and Error Conference 2014
Government are calling for a zero tolerance approach following the National Fraud Authority's June 2013 report findings that fraud and error is costing the UK public sector GBP20.6 billion. London... More
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
8 July 2014
Security TWENTY 14 North
The Conference is aimed at end users, purchasers and those who specify security products and will update attendees on the latest developments in the security sector.... More
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
24 September 2014
ABCP Business Crime Conference 2014
Venue: Jury's Hotel, Midsummer Boulevard, Milton Keynes, MK9 2HP. The conference will focus on business crime reduction partnerships and their work and will provide essential information and networking opportunity for everyone whose work encompasses business crime.... More
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .