99% of young people in England and Wales live knife free. And, while those that carry often claim to do it to feel safer, carrying a knife can get you into dangerous situations. Even if you can avoid the violence, there are severe emotional, personal and legal consequences that can come from knife carrying. This site will help you get information on knife carrying, its effects, and how to make the right decisions. If you carry a knife, it’s never too late to make a positive change in your life. Going knife free takes courage, but the benefits are real. Join the millions of young people who live knife free.
The 4Front Project was set up in 2012 in response to the limited role young people were being provided to influence change and work with our peers to reduce violence in our communities. We address violence by creating bespoke, holistic, youth-led interventions that are delivered in community, educational and criminal justice settings. Our programmes focus on personal development, social action and legal empowerment.
BBC Own It!
A website full of fun and empowering tips, insight, stories and advice to help 9-12 year olds get the most out of their time online. It aims to help children develop the confidence and resilience to tackle the everyday challenges they face online – and is the first product to launch from the BBC’s biggest investment in children’s services in a generation, with an additional £34 million across the three years. Own It will be joined by other longer term projects from this investment over the coming years, including new apps, games and personal and participatory experiences for children of all ages.
Become (formerly known as The Who Cares? Trust) has been supporting, and campaigning for, children in care and young care leavers since 1985. Our experienced spokespeople can talk authoritatively and confidently about the issues facing children in care and young care leavers. We believe it’s important to listen to children and young people and what they think about care – and that extends to media comment. We will try and facilitate links between young people and journalists when this is appropriate.
Students at secondary schools in West Cornwall will receive specialist support for self-harming issues under a new service being launched in April. Young people will be able to access support from the Mind and Body programme being launched by YZUP, a service for 11-18 year olds provided by substance misuse and mental health charity Addaction.
Brook – Sexual health & wellbeing for under 25s
Brook has been at the forefront of providing wellbeing and sexual health support for young people for over 50 years. Our services in local communities, our education programmes, our training for professionals and our campaigning work means that young people are better equipped to make positive and healthy lifestyle choices.
Build Sound Minds
We all have ups and downs in life. But as a parent, you can help your child feel ready to cope with life’s challenges when they arise. Build Sound Minds is a campaign for improving young people’s emotional wellbeing. We offer advice on how to support your child – and look after yourself.
CAP UK – Child Assault Prevention
CAP UK (Child Assault Prevention Project) is a community project in Devon that brings parents/carers, school staff and children together to understand how to effectively reduce children’s vulnerability to child abuse and build safer communities for children.
Childnet’s mission is to work in partnership with others around the world to help make the internet a great and safe place for children. They work directly with children and young people from the ages of 3 to 18 on a weekly basis, as well as parents, carers, teachers and professionals, finding out about their real experiences online, and the positive things they are doing as well as sharing safety advice. Working directly with these audiences is important in helping us to equip them to stay safe online and informs the resources that we develop for them.
Children and Young People Now
CYPNow.co.uk is the essential website for anyone who works with children – from birth to the onset of adulthood – and their families. It provides a breaking news service as well as sections on careers and qualifications, management, funding, policy and legal issues. It also has blogs from a number of children’s sector professionals and a forum for practitioners to interact and debate key issues.
We provide free, confidential and impartial advice. Our goal is to help everyone find a way forward, whatever problem they face. People come to us with all sorts of issues. You may have money, benefit, housing or employment problems. You may be facing a crisis, or just considering your options.
Our mission is to provide a service to address the issues affecting children and young people who have experienced abuse. We offer a supportive and therapeutic environment where children and young people, care givers and professionals can receive appropriate advice and information and share their experiences through individual and group work. As the only BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) accredited organisation in Cornwall, CLEAR counselling services work to the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.
CLEAR and Secure
CLEAR and Secure is a new service that has been developed by CLEAR, to offer support to young people at risk of or affected by sexual exploitation. There are limited services available in Cornwall for young people with these experiences and CLEAR recognised the need to include this type of intervention in its portfolio, working alongside other partner agencies. We have now been awarded funding to support the new CSE team.