The Integrated Gangs Team (IGT) works with gang violence affected young people aged 10 to 24 involving the police, children's services, youth and community, youth offending and probation services, the NHS, and specialist voluntary agencies who are co-located to provide a joined up and intelligence-led response to gangs and youth violence in Islington. The service is under-pinned by a robust safeguarding approach as well as the use of enforcement where required, facilitated by the co-location with the Islington Police Gang's unit, and the use of a wide range of statutory and civil powers including tenancy action, where gang members continue to offend and pose a risk to the public.
The IGT is rolling out a new Prevention Offer to respond to the need to intervene earlier and with a younger age range of children and young people (ages 10-24) who are identified as on the cusp of serious gang violence. The ICT is extending its existing offer of individual work, group work and consultancy to this broader range of children and young people including to the siblings of those involved in gangs.
For further information and/or a copy of the Operating Manual, please email: IGT@islington.gov.uk