There is a growing concern about the safety of staff and youths at the reception centre, on the Victoria Embankment. Gangs of young adults have been loitering the public area, of late, around the centre and are violently attacking younger teens who are visiting the centre. Last week the police visited and cleaned up the park. Once the police had left the area the adults accused some of the staff members of calling the police and serious threats were made.
The solution: a protective fence that would surround reception centre and its visitors, creating a boundary for unwanted guests. This would also allow for safer grounds for the implementation of programmes run at the centre.