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Trust welcome H&F youth justice department to W12

QPR in the Community Trust’s youth inclusion team hosted their partners from the Hammersmith & Fulham youth justice department this month.

On a productive day in W12, the pair sparked discussions around creating more opportunities for younger members of our community. 

The Hammersmith & Fulham Youth Justice System (YJS) works to reduce offending by children and young people. The YJS provides a range of services to help and support young people, and their families, to try to keep them away from crime and anti-social behaviour.

QPR in the Community Trust's youth inclusion team work with the YJS to develop and support young people in the local area who are engaged with the Prevent & Prosper project and achieve a range of positive outcomes in their lives, including recidivism, employability, training and education outcomes.

After a two-year hiatus of meeting face-to-face, QPR were delighted to welcome the team from Hammersmith & Fulham at Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium for a day full of creativity and learning.

Our partners also had the amazing opportunity of having a full-access tour of the stadium, while they discussed potential services that can be offered to stop young people offending.

Errol O’Flaherty, QPR in the Community Trust’s social inclusion officer, said: "We hosted our partners Hammersmith & Fulham Youth Justice System’s first face-to-face CRP meeting in the two years, since Covid.

"This was a day of creativity and learning culminating in a tour of our stadium.

"We work closely with our partners to create a brighter future for our youth, creating opportunities they can obtain and supporting families within our community."

H&F Youth Justice Service deputy manager Chelsea Jowers said: "The visit was really great, our staff found the venue easy to get to and the staff were really welcoming and helpful.

"The tour that the staff were taken on after the event was a really nice touch by QPR and our staff really liked this.

"We really hope that this is a start of a great relationship between H&F youth justice team and QPR. I would like to personally say a massive thank you for not only accommodating us but also making us feel so welcome, we really do appreciate all you do for our young people and YJS."

Article written by Saif Atrakji