It said an extra £970 million in police funding is proposed for 2019-20 and that the offensive weapons bill currently before Parliament will introduce new offences to tackle knife crime and acid attacks. “She has not made a single speech about the knife crime epidemic since she became Prime Minister,” she added. “No crisis meetings have been held at Number 10 to demand Ministers give this more focus. Silence from the heart of Government.”The Home Office said it set out a range of actions to tackle violent crime in October including a £200 million youth endowment fund; consulting on a on new legal duty to underpin a public health approach to tackling serious violence, and an independent review of drug misuse. Jodie Chesney, 17, seen here on a Remembrance Day visit to Number 10 Downing Street as girl scout, was killed in an an “unprovoked attack” in Romford this weekend The group represents police forces from across the country, particularly areas most impacted by knife crime. “We’re taking action on many fronts and I’ll be meeting police chiefs this week to hear what more can be done.”It is vital that we unite to stop this senseless violence.”The Home Office said Mr Javid will chair the second chief constables’ round table on Wednesday, aimed at sharing experience and policing strategies for tackling violent crime. Ms Jones warned that the wave of violence was “ripping through our communities, tearing families apart”.She said: “This is nothing less than a national crisis. Children are dying on our streets every week. It is not limited to big cities, even in smaller towns children are arming themselves. This has to stop.“This is a national crisis and nothing less than focused leadership from the very top will solve it.“We need to start from the principle that violence is not inevitable- no child is born with a desire to pick up a knife. The way we prevent it is a cross-government ‘public health’ approach – all departments working together to change the landscape facing young people.”But she claimed Mrs May was “nowhere to be seen.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. Sajid Javid has called an urgent meeting of police chiefs amid growing political pressure over the knife crime crisis. The Home Secretary was compelled to call for an end to the “senseless” violence on Sunday after two 17-year-olds were fatally stabbed in apparently random attacks.Jodie Chesney, a Girl Scout, and scholarship pupil Yousef Makki, who wanted to be a heart surgeon, are the latest victims of an explosion of violence that has seen scores die in cities across the country, including three teenagers within a fortnight in Birmingham.Sarah Jones, the Labour MP for Croydon Central and chair of the all-party parliamentary group on knife crime, demanded action from the Government, calling on Theresa May to convene Cobra and to set a six month target to bring knife crime down.She accused the Prime Minister of being “invisible” during what had become a national crisis.Mr Javid said: “Young people are being murdered across the country and it can’t go on.