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Gangs and Serious Youth Violence

Gang activity, knife crime, drugs and other forms of serious youth violence are significant issues.

Published on: 19 January 2021

Last updated: 19 January 2021

Additional support and services

Here you can find a list of other support organsations who may be able to help.

NSPCC (National Society to Prevent Cruelty to Children) - Information, advice and resources for young people, parents and professionals around child abuse, gangs and other forms of exploitation. Their 24/7 phoneline is 0808 800 5000 or email [email protected]

Childline - Private and confidential 1-1 counselling support to young people under the age of 19. Young people can receive online support or call their helpline at 0800 1111.

Crimestoppers - Report a crime that has already happened 100% anonymously at 0800 555 111 or on their website. Online resources on keeping safe also available.

Fearless - A safe place for children and young people to report or give information about any crime online - 100% anonymously, and also access non-judgemental information and advice about crime and criminality.

Victim Support - A national charity which provides free and confidential support and respect to people affected by crime or traumatic events.

Talk to Frank - Honest information, help and advice about any forms of drugs.

Insight Young People Service - Free, friendly and confidential support young people up to the age of 25 who are affected by drug and alcohol issues.

Solace Women's Aid - Free anonymous therapeutic service and practical advice to girls aged 13 and older who have experienced rape, child sexual abuse and other forms of sexual violence. You can reach them at 0808 801 0305.

Women & Girls Network - Free and confidential counselling, advice, helpline and advocacy services and support to girls affected by violence and abuse. Call: 0808 801 0660.