TV

Patrick Regan on tv

Patrick has been interviewed on BBC, ITV, CNN, MTV, BBC News Channel and London Tonight, as well as his interview by Boris Johnson on Channel 4 and his speech at the Conservative Party Conference being broadcast live on BBC Parliament.

Below is a selection of just some of the interviews he has done in recent years.

 

BBC News

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The Wright Stuff

Patrick, Mary, Beth and Steven are chat with Matthew Wright on The Wright Stuff about educational failure.

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BBC News

XLP on BBC News marking the 20th Anniversary of Philip Lawrence’s death. The XLP X-Mobile project is featured in this report as part of a piece commemorating teacher, Philip Lawrence’s death twenty years ago.

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Channel 5

He’s been to prison seven times, but now he’s turned his life around with the help of XLP.

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ITV News

Patrick Regan OBE shares his thoughts on what needs to be done to tackle knife crime in the UK.

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ITV News

The plight of girls involved in gang culture has remained somewhat invisible. Patrick highlights the need to find longterm solutions rather than relying on enforcement alone and emphasises that as a society we need to do more to stop the sexual exploitation of girls by gangs.

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BBC News

The plight of girls involved in gang culture has remained somewhat invisible. Patrick highlights the need to find longterm solutions rather than relying on enforcement alone,  recommending that the voluntary sector and the public sector need to start working together more in order to tackle this issue.

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BBC News

Amidst government calls for tough and intelligent justice in response to the 2011 riots, Patrick stresses that enforcement is not able to solve complex gang culture unless it is accompanied by interventions to tackle the root causes of violence.

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The National Lottery

John Barrowman on behalf of the National Lottery Good Causes Awards visits the XLP Community Bus Project to find out what it does. Talking to young people, XLP staff and Patrick, he discovers how it is helping to transform lives.

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ITV News

ITV News visits XLP ahead of the XLP Arts Showcase to see how it is helping tackle postcode wars in London by instilling self-belief and value into young people and giving them a platform to express their experiences through performing arts.

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BBC News and ITV News

BBC and ITV visit XLP’s conference ‘Tackling Britain’s Gang Culture’ to hear perspectives from young people, parents, police, politicians and the charity sector about the different drivers and solutions to gang culture.

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BBC News

After new statistics are released linking worst hit areas in riots to single-parent families and broken homes, Patrick discusses how lone parenting can combine with other issues to drive gang culture. He urges us to offer alternatives to young people and support single-parents in our communities.

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BBC News

After a police statement that plastic bullets may be used to control the riots, Patrick talks about the many complex drivers behind the violence and how we need to tackle the root causes.
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CNN

During the 2011 riots, Patrick stresses this behaviour is not representative of all young people, and many of those who are participating are disenfranchised youths, with no stake in society. He stresses that we need to tackle the drivers and give hope to these young people.

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Channel 4 

Boris Johnson visits the XLP bus project and interviews Patrick and Wizdom about how they are offering alternatives and purpose to young people’s lives.

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London Tonight

Patricks talks on London Tonight about how there is a combination of drivers that lead to greater violence and gang culture. To tackle them we need to take responsibility, support our under-resourced voluntary sector and look to long term solutions.

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Conservative Party Conference

At the Conservative Party Conference Patrick talks about the importance of listening to young people and youth workers, discussing gang crime in London and the positive influence family has on young people.