Andrew Castle and Patrick Regan
Patrick Regan comments on whether trust in the police can be rebuilt in the wake of Mark Duggan’s death.
Ian Dale and Patrick Regan
Patrick responds to a discussion on intergenerational unemployment by describing how XLP uses mentoring to raise hope and aspiration amongst young people, which in turn helps to tackle the issue of educational failure in the UK.
Radio 5 Live
Nicky Campbell and Patrick Regan
Patrick participates in a lively discussion about the lack of good role models for young men in the UK. He advocates providing community-wide solutions whilst working to engage both absent and disengaged fathers.
Larry Lamb and Patrick Regan
Patrick and Larry Lamb agree that a lack of hope amongst young people is a huge issue. Patrick urges the government to invest in early intervention through mentoring relationships, which can help boost a young person’s self-esteem and encourages them to take advantage of opportunities.
BBC Radio Manchester
Mike Shaft and Patrick Regan
Patrick and Steven Ekpenyong join Mike Shaft to discuss educational failure, its effect on social breakdown and about how mentoring young people can prevent it. Steven talks from his own experience how being mentored gave him a sense of belonging.
BBC Radio West Midlands
Richard Wolford, Patrick Regan and Steven Ekpenyong
After comments made by politicians that faith groups could do more to stop young people joining gangs, Patrick and Steven talk to Richard Wolford about the XL-Mentoring programme. Patrick talks about the importance of consistent relationships and speaking value into young people’s lives and Steven reflects on his own personal experiences of having his life turned around.
Dotun Adebayo and Patrick Regan
Following XLP’s first conference ‘Tackling Britain’s Gang Culture’, Patrick celebrates the cross-party response to this complex issue but urges earlier investment into young people’s lives through mentoring. Steven Ekpenyong also discusses from his own experience some of the issues that combine to encourage gang membership.