The Knife Angel
The North Northamptonshire Council Safer Corby Team are currently co-ordinating partnership activity to celebrate the arrival of a sculpture called the Knife Angel, which will be located in Willow Place Corby Town Centre from 14 to 30 May.
The sculpture was designed by artist Alfie Bradley, in partnership with the British Ironworks Centre and is also known as the National Monument Against Violence & Aggression. The 27 ft sculpture, made from over 100,000 seized blades, was specifically created to highlight the negative effects of violent behaviour and also act as a memorial to the victims and families affected by knife crime and other forms of violence/aggression. The sculpture travels across the UK to educate children, young people and adults about the harmful effects violent behaviour has on communities. Please see link below: https://www.britishironworkcentre.co.uk/show-areas/the-knife-angel-official
The Corby campaign is being directed by the following ethos/vision:
HOPE – Every young person should be given the chance and opportunity to have an aspirational future, and be able to turn their life around if they have experienced violence and exploitation.
UNITE – Agencies and the community working together to prevent and stop all forms of violence and aggression and promote respect and diversity across all communities and cultures.
HEAL – Taking time to remember those who have experienced violence and aggression, supporting individuals, families and communities shattered by violence and working together to rebuild and move forward.
The Knife Angel not only encourages remembrance and reflection for victims and survivors of violence, but generates thinking and action around how the next generation can help eliminate societal values and beliefs that allow violence to persist and exist in our communities.
Corby Business Academy will be organising a trip and details will be sent shortly.
Please see below link for an free Parent Webinar being run by PACE UK and Barnardo’s, specific to Northamptonshire focusing on County Lines and Child Exploitation. This has been funded by the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for 4 further sessions across the course of the year.