CEO, The Ben Kinsella Trust
Patrick has over 20 years’ wide experience of working in the charity and voluntary sector. His specialisms include youth work, business management, marketing, media and fundraising. Patrick joined the Ben Kinsella Trust in 2016 from Victim Support where he had been Deputy Director for London. As the CEO, Patrick has grown the Trust’s from its roots in Islington, North London to a national charity in 3 years. The Trust now operates it anti-knife educational programme from sites in London and Nottingham and reaches more than 4,000 young people a year. Patrick is a member of the Home Office's Serious Violence Crime Taskforce, which is chaired by the Home Secretary. The Taskforce is made up from a coalition of government ministers, cross-party MPs, police leaders, local government and the voluntary sector with an aim is to stop the recent increases in serious violence and see levels of violent crime reduce. Patrick is also a member of the Home Offices Social Media Action Group and an Executive Member of the Islington Safer Neighbourhood Board. Patrick's role includes the duties of Press Officer and he is the Trust's media spokesperson https://www.linkedin.com/in/patgreen03/
12.10 - 12.50
The presentation will look at the success of The Ben Kinsella Trust and its ‘Choices and Consequences’ Knife Crime Awareness workshops. It will show how the preventative message can be used to change attitudes, perceptions and behaviour in relation to knife carrying. The presentation will also discuss how preventative programmes can aid the early identification of adverse childhood experiences (ACE’s) in youth people and how a trauma informed approach can mitigate the impact of ACE’s.