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Kent and Medway Gangs Strategy

The Kent and Medway Gangs Strategy 2018 to 2021 is the multi-agency commitment to tackle gangs operating across Kent and Medway and to support those affected by gangs and gang-related crime.

It underscores our dedication to forging a truly joined-up response to gangs and the prioritisation of this issue across the partnership.

The strategy outlines how Kent and Medway will be working together to foster a better understanding of what works well and using this learning to improve services to help and protect those vulnerable to gang exploitation.

The strategy covers a range of approaches, from diversion and preventative activities to enforcement and offender management, which enables better recognition and aids dealing with gangs and the associated challenges they present at the earliest opportunity and in the most effective way.

This is a three-year strategy that sets out what Kent and Medway are aiming to achieve by 2021 and is underpinned by an action plan which will be reviewed on an annual basis.

Taken together, these documents set out what Kent and Medway are doing now and what they will be doing into the future to deal with gangs on a cross-county basis, as well as how they will assess whether their actions are making a difference.

Download the Kent and Medway Gangs Strategy

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