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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

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Advice and guidance to parents and carers about serious youth violence, knife crime and gangs

As a parent or guardian, there are things you can do to help prevent your child from getting involved in gangs and violence. There are also things to help you identify if they are already involved, or at risk of becoming involved.

Download our booklet for advice and guidance to parents and carers about serious youth violence, knife crime and gangs.

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​​The parenting booklet has also been translated into three additional languages: Arabic, Sorani (Central Kurdish) and Sylheti.

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Talking to children about violent incidents

If a child witnesses, experiences or becomes involved in a violent incident, it's important to talk to them and help them see that their reactions are normal and understandable. This can aid in easing any worries about personal safety, help them gain a sense of personal control as well as manage any rising concerns.

Download our booklet about ​talking to your children about a violent incidents.

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​​The parenting advice booklet for talking to children about violent incidents has also been translated into four additional languages: Arabic, Bengali Sylheti, Somali, and Sorani (Central Kurdish).

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