Safety Conferences

Since founding the charity in 2009, our work in communities has resulted in us holding a number of safety conferences. Many young people do not have an accessible forum in which they can express their safety concerns to those who have the power to implement change. They are often not consulted, and even more rarely …

Peer Mentors

Our Peer Mentors are young people aged 18-24 who carry out our programme in schools. Their role involves helping to facilitate activities and workshops while guiding the children through the programme carried out with primary and secondary schools in Lewisham. The team of Peer Mentors all receive training to work with children. This equips them …

Peace Builders

We call the children who participate in our programme Peace Builders. This is because by engaging with Jimmy’s story and building Safe Havens on their high street they have worked towards building a safer, stronger and more united community. We believe in the importance of early intervention and aim to break down barriers between children …

Safe Havens Programme

The programme helps young people recognise the power that they have to bring about change and create safe public spaces to turn to. The Safe Havens Programme begins with sharing the story of Jimmy Mizen, a sixteen-year old who was tragically killed in 2008 by another young person in his local community. The programme runs …

Talks for Change

Barry & Margaret Mizen share Jimmy’s story across the country in schools, churches, prisons, Pupil Referral Units, community groups, conferences and businesses. Barry and his wife, Margaret Mizen, hit national headlines when immediately after the murder of their sixteen-year old son Jimmy Mizen in London, they spoke of compassion rather than revenge. Since that day …