Knife crime helplines

Use our helplines to find more information and advice on youth and knife crime

Knife Crimes.Org

Home Office approved site offering information, advice, support and safety resources.

Support After Murder and Manslaughter

Helpline: 0845 872 3440

SAMM offers understanding, support and a listening ear and a shoulder to lean on and by being a safety net in times of severe emotional crisis.


If you information about a crime call anonymously on 0800 555 111 or fill in an online form

Victim Support

Victim Supportline: 08 08 16 89 111

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.

You & Co

Victim Support’s Youth Programme. You & Co will work with you from the moment you experience or witness a crime, until when you and your worker feel that you no longer need our support. Feel safer and be safer. Reduce the risks of you becoming a victim again by helping you and adults around you to make your surroundings safer. Make safer choices. We help you move on from your experiences in a positive way.

Your Choice Your Future

Your Choice Your Future isn’t about telling people what to do. It’s not about telling people what is right or wrong. It’s about talking with people to look at the consequences of the choices they make and then providing information to help them make their choice about their future.


Helpline: 0800 11 11

Gun and knife crime

ChildLine is a counselling service for children and young people. You can contact ChildLine in these ways: You can phone on 0800 1111, send us an email, have a 1-2-1 chat with us, send a message to Ask Sam and you can post messages to the ChildLine message boards. You can contact ChildLine about anything - no problem is too big or too small. If you are feeling scared or out of control or just want to talk to someone you can contact ChildLine.

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.