http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/YoungPeople/CrimeAndJustice/index.htm - Crime & Justice page for Young People.
http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Parents/CrimeAndYoungOffenders/DG_4003031 - Preventing your child from getting involved in crime.
http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/YoungPeople/CrimeAndJustice/TypesOfCrime/DG_10027654 - Information and advice on gun crime.
http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/YoungPeople/CrimeAndJustice/TypesOfCrime/DG_172800 - Information and advice on knife crime.
Comprehensive website covering all aspects of young people involved in the crime and justice system including gun and knife crime.
Home Office approved site offering information, advice, support and safety resources.
Drop the Weapons.org
Know when to say no. Picking up a gun or a knife always makes a situation worse never better. This is a website from the Metropolitan Police where we aim to show you how real people can turn away from violent crime. If you've got ideas on how to help people to drop the weapons, then we would like to hear from you. You'll also find links to support networks and other organisations that can help.
Youth Justice Board
Oversees the youth justice system in England and Wales, works to prevent offending and reoffending by children and young people under the age of 18 and ensures that custody for them is safe, secure, and addresses the causes of their offending behaviour.
If you information about a crime call anonymously on 0800 555 111 or fill in an online form.
Victim Support – Are You OK?
Victim Supportline: 0845 30 30 900
www.are-you-ok.org.uk - Young People’s Web page:
The national charity which helps people affected by crime. They provide free and confidential support to help you deal with your experience, whether or not you report the crime.
General Enquiries: 020 7336 4800
Catch22 is a local charity with a national reach. We work with young people and others who find themselves in seemingly impossible situations. We believe that nothing is impossible and help young people to find a way out of difficult situations and a way up. Our services help them develop the confidence and skills to find solutions that are right for them- whether it’s getting back into school or training, choosing to stay out of trouble, finding a safe place to live or helping them to live independently after leaving care or custody.
Every young person deserves the chance to get on in life. No matter what.
The Ben Kinsella Trust
The Trust exists o promote knife-crime awareness – many people believe that knife crime is not their problem and will never affect them. Sadly this is being proven wrong more and more and we want to ensure that everyone knows the threat this problem poses to our lives. To educate children of all ages of the consequences of knife crime and what it can do to a family – by ensuring children as young as primary school age know the difference between right and wrong and will never consider picking up a weapon, be it through peer pressure, fear or simply believing it is cool, we aim to send the message to kids today that carrying a knife is not acceptable. Above all, Ben’s family urge anyone who carries a knife or weapon to lay it down and think about the pain and suffering they may cause.
We provide practical, emotional and educational support to vulnerable inner-city children. Our services reach the most deprived and at risk whose parents are unable to care for them due to their own practical and emotional challenges. For many, the roles of adult and child are reversed and, despite profound love, both struggle to survive.
These exceptionally vulnerable children not only negotiate significant challenges in their family homes, they also face immense threat within their neighbourhoods. Often they are exposed to relentless violence, some are forced into working as drug couriers or prostitutes, and many experience chronic abuse. We provide a safe, caring, family environment where support is tailored to the needs of each individual. Our services and support empower children who have experienced enormous challenges to lead positive and fulfilling lives. Despite great difficulties, the children we work with are hugely courageous and embrace the support we offer.
Parents’ Anti Bullying Helpline: 08451 205 204
Kidscape works with children and young people under the age of 16, their parents/carers, and those who work with them.
Mothers Against Violence and Aggression (MAMAA)
Mothers Against Murder And Aggression is a national registered charity who have supported victims of violent crime and their families for over 15 years. MAMAA work directly with the Home Office, offering advice on victims needs, and develop and promote strategies that work towards reducing the unacceptable level of violent crime we see in our country
Comprehensive site with excellent links to other campaigning and support organisations.
The Peace Alliance
The Peace Alliance works nationally with key statutory agencies such as the Home Office and the Metropolitan Police advising on key policy issues. It has now been recognised as a successful model for partnership working and is currently working across London and the United Kingdom with several other key organisations.
The Peace Alliance is well known for its work in gun and other violent crimes, youth crime, working with victims and families of victims of crime as well as young people to reduce crime in communities.