Crime Prevention

How are we helping to reduce crime in Berkshire?

We are working with our partners to help tackle crime in identified areas in Berkshire. We use sport and physical activity as a tool to provide children and young people divergent opportunities and steer away from or prevent criminal behaviour.

Through working with Thames Valley Police, Secondary Schools, Local Authorities and our fantastic sport and activity deliverers we are able to work with the right participants and tackle pressing social issues. We use holistic methods to ensure we provide support around topics such as employment, mental wellness and the acquisition of transferable life skills.

Get Berkshire Active have also been able to provide Neighbourhood Police Teams the opportunity to engage with young people via our sports and activity sessions in a positive and fun way.

Facts and Figures

According to the Youth Justice Board / Ministry of Justice report 2018 the number of the offences committed by children and young people has increased by 11% since the year ending March 2012, while the number of these offences committed by adults has fallen by 10% over the same period.

While the number of children and young people in custody from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) background has been decreasing, the proportion has been increasing, accounting for 45% of the custodial population in the latest year, whilst only making up 18% of the 10 – 17 general population.

Where are we currently working?

We currently work in the following boroughs to provide a variety of different programmes and projects for young people aged 11-19.

  • Bracknell (Satellite Clubs)
  • Slough (2-year programme; Satellite Clubs)
  • West Berkshire (Partner of the Crime Prevention Forum)
  • Reading (3 Satellite Clubs, Partner of Joining the Dots)

If you would like any additional information about our current work, please contact Chelsea Piggott at

How Can You Join

Do you work with young people and are enthusiastic about building strong communities in your area with more active teenagers?

Register your interest and deliver physical activity for 14-19 year olds through our Satellite Clubs.

Get Berkshire Active and Thames Valley Police and Crime Commissioner are hosting a forum designed to bring together organisations from across Berkshire to hear more about some of the solutions from sport, physical activity, experiential learning to help tackle the underlying drivers of crime. With a particular focus on the application of psychology and appreciative inquiry techniques within these solutions.

GBA would like to invite you to attend the forum on Thursday 6th February 2020 which will take place at Sindlesham Court (Wokingham) between 9.30am and 1.30pm.

Are you a young Berkshire person aged 14-19?

Join exciting physical activities in your area, learn new skills and get confidence.


Street Games: Using sport to change lives, change sport and change communities

Government Press Release: Harnessing the power of sport to help tackle youth violence

National Crime Agency: 'County Lines Violence, Exploitation & Drug Supply'

Sported: 'Reducing Youth Violence: The Role of Community Groups'


Street Games: 'Community Safety and Sport'

Loughborough University: 'Safer Together - Creating Partnerships for Positive Change'

For further information

If you would like to know more information about our current projects or want to share your ideas about a new project, please get in touch with us by either registering above or contacting Chelsea Piggott.

Chelsea Piggott

Chelsea Piggott

Programme Delivery Officer

01628 473031 / 07548 226485

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