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Sport and community safety: Case studies

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Participation in structured sporting activities by young people can help increase community safety.
Different schemes divert young people from crime and anti-social behaviour by: targeting local 'hotspots' with attractive and positive activities for young people; providing 'protection factors' for young people so that they can better resist pressures to take part in harmful or anti-social behaviour; increasing young people's self-esteem and organisational and social skills; providing positive role models for the young people through the coaches and local organisers leading the activities; and decreasing the perception and fear of crime and anti-social behaviour amongst the community.”


Sport and youth offending Overview along with an overview of sport and community safety

Case studies;

Streetgames London
Airtime mobile skate park
SPLASH Wiltshire
Three Estates Young Volunteers project
Safer Communities through Sport project
Thames Valley Gateway Youth Football
Edgwick Sports project



 editors comments   

Editor's comments - [  This document is a PDF collected from in it’s  “sport & renewal toolkit”. The document includes an overview and a variety of case studies in this respect - is well worth a visit for students and practitioners  ]  Reference this?Cryer, J. (Year). This page title in italics. Retrieved date, from <this page's full URL>

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