Mr Duncan Bew, Clinical Director for Trauma and Acute Surgery at King’s, has received a personal letter from The Prime Minister thanking him for his contributions to the voluntary sector, with a Points of Light Award.
Every week day The Prime Minister highlights a Point of Light, an individual making a change in their community and inspiring others.
Mr Bew has developed and co-founded the charity ‘Growing Against Violence’ over the last decade. The charity now delivers a violence and prevention and safeguarding curriculum in over 600 primary and secondary schools, as well as working with other charities, the Home Office, Public Health England, the Mayors’ Office, and the major trauma networks.
The charity compliments the secondary prevention work of Redthread, a youth violence intervention programme, by delivering a broad primary prevention curriculum for school children aged 10 – 16.
Mr Bew has also been involved in other voluntary work, including contributing to The Mayor's Office for Policing And Crime knife crime strategy, and advising the All-Party Parliamentary Groups on youth violence. In October he will be presenting at a Harvard conference as a keynote speaker, contributing to the future achievement of the UN Global Goals.
Mr Bew said: “My voluntary work is very closely linked to my role at King’s, and I’m honoured to have received this award. I’m also pleased King’s has received recognition for its role in treating those who have unfortunately received injuries, and that the charities have been recognised for their work safeguarding, educating and inspiring young people at risk from violence.”