Knife Crime

Mrs Cait Cooper, Designated Safeguarding Lead -

Knife Crime, includes any crimes that involve the use of a sharpened weapon or blade, is fast becoming an epidemic across the country, specifically impacting on young people, families and communities. 

Tackling knife crime is a priority for the Police; whether you want to find out how you can help yourself, your friends or family you'll find practical help and advice on their website, here. 

If you don't feel you can talk to your parents, a teacher or the Police, then talk to a professional in confidence. 

ChildLine could be your first call on 0800 1111 – their counsellors can support young people 24 hours a day. See their website for advice and information on knife crime, here. 

Fearless (part of Crimestoppers) where you can access non-judgemental information and advice about crime and criminality.  They provide a safe place to give information about crime - 100% anonymously and an A to Z of different crime types, to find out more information, advice, help or support.  See their website, here.

Victim Support - Need help after crime? Independent. Free. Confidential - see their website, here.

No Knives, Better Lives - Supporting young people to make more positive choices when it comes to knife crime and youth violence via their website, here. 

GOV.UK - Information, advice and penalties on selling, buying and carrying knives and weapons via the Gov.Uk website, here.