The Diff

From the team at Third Sector comes The Diff, a new podcast that champions the people who make a difference

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  • 3. Preventing knife crime: how art can break a cycle of offending

    The Diff visits the Synergy Theatre Project. Guests explain how working with prisoners, ex-prisoners, young offenders and young people at risk of offending reveals the many factors that perpetuate cycles of violence in today’s society. They also share the vital importance of lived experience in Synergy’s work.

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  • 2. Preventing knife crime: turning young people into lifesavers

    Rhianna learns how the first-aid charity StreetDoctors empowers young people to become part of the solution to knife crime, by equipping them with the vital first-aid skills needed to save someone’s life. 
  • 1. What's behind the knife crime epidemic?

    What causes a knife crime epidemic – and what would it take to end one? Patrick Green, chief executive of the Ben Kinsella Trust, and Nathaniel Peat, founder of the Safety Box CIC, discuss the multi-layered factors driving knife crime in the UK, and explain how their work helps to tackle the crisis. Hosted by Rhianna Dhillon.
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    Combatting the knife crime epidemic The first series of The Diff spotlights charities and not-for-profits working on the front line of the knife crime epidemic. Patrick Green, chief executive of the Ben Kinsella Trust, and Nathaniel Peat, founder of The Safety Box CIC, discuss the complicated context of knife crime and youth violence in the UK. Youth Charity StreetDoctors demonstrate how they teach young people the first aid skills to save the life of a victim of street violence, and chief executive Lucie Russell talks about empowering people to become part of the solution. And Esther Baker and the Synergy Theatre Project explain how unleashing creativity and the dramatic arts can facilitate the long-term rehabilitation of offenders and ex-offenders. With a 75 per cent increase in knife crime in England and Wales between 2013 and 2022, and more than 50,000 offences involving a knife or sharp instrument in the past 18 months, Rhianna hears practical advice, ideas for long-term and meaningful change, and stories of hope in the face of a seemingly insurmountable challenge. Coming soon, to wherever you get your podcasts.