Siobhan Benita

Upcoming Events


Liberal Democrats Autumn Conference

15-18 Sep 18

Liberal Democrats Autumn ConferenceSiobhan is attending the Liberal Democrats Autumn Conference https://www.libdems.org.uk/autumn-conference



Recent Events


New ideas for tackling violent crime

Sunday 16 Sep 18

Liberal Democrats Autumn ConferenceSiobhan, Edward Davey MP (Home Affairs Spokesman, Commons), Lord Brian Paddick (Home Affairs Team, Lords) chaired a presentation and Q&A on crime, focused on policing, health and community solutions to tackling rising violent crime.
Event details here


Youth London Policy and Strategy Forum

Tuesday 04 Sep 18

Youth London Policy and Strategy ForumOn Tuesday 4th September, Siobhan joined a panel of experts and practitioners to discuss the role of the youth sector in tackling youth violence. The discussions included: the importance of trauma training for professionals who work with young people, gender as a specific issue that needed more analysis with regard to youth violence and the desirability of having an aspiration of zero exclusions (albeit with the recognition that schools would need significant additional resources to achieve this)


Launch of Youth Violence Report

Wednesday 18 Jul 18

Youth Violence ReportOn 18 July, Siobhan outlined the main findings of the Youth Violence Commission’s Report to a packed audience in Parliament. The Report is the culmination of some two years’ work by the cross-party Commission on Serious Youth violence. More information about the report and the Commission can be found here:
http://yvcommission.com/interim-report/

Siobhan is a member of the Commission’s core team and, in particular, secured support to underpin the Commissions’ work with robust evidence and analytical scrutiny. At the launch, Norman Lamb – who is one of the report’s Commissioners - also highlighted the links between the report’s findings on the impact of childhood trauma and need for early intervention with the inquiry that he is chairing on evidence-based, early years interventions.
https://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/science-and-technology-committee/news-parliament-2017/evidence-based-early-years-inquiry-launched-17-19/


Pride London 2018

Saturday 07 Jul 18

Liberal Democrats at Pride London 2018On 7th July, Siobhan joined the very lively Liberal Democrat contingency who marched in the Pride London Parade. The sun shone, the turnout was high and the Liberal Democrats received a warm welcome from the crowds who lined the parade route. More here:
http://www.londonlibdems.org.uk/london_lib_dems_celebrate_london_pride_2018