Joint Strategic Needs Assessment

JSNAs for Westminster & Kensington and Chelsea

Mental health and gangs

Date document published: 
Aug 2013
Hammersmith and Fulham
Kensington and Chelsea

Street gangs and associated serious violence have been a growing concern in the UK over the past decade. They are concentrated in poor urban areas, with high crime rates and multiple social problems. The mental health needs of young people involved in gangs have until recently been overlooked. This report is an attempt to address this situation and provide recommendations for local commissioners.