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.
Fearless is a site where young people can access non-judgemental information and advice about crime and criminality. What makes this site different is that it also provides them with a safe place to give information to us about crime – 100% anonymously. There are also plenty of resources for professionals working with young people
No Knives Better Lives
NKBL further supports knife crime prevention work via the NKBL Network, which provides opportunities for learning, one-to-one communication between partners and practitioners, and information and good practice sharing. The NKBL Network also operates to maintain a stream of feedback from our partners and others that is used shape the future of No Knives, Better Lives.
Out of Your Hands
Crime/ASB, Online Safety
Children as young as three are accessing the internet, and many young people are carrying mobile phones for personal safety and keeping in touch; but crime, fraud and cyber bullying can accompany internet use and mobile devices so young people need to learn how to increase their safety. Out of your Hands aims to protect young people from becoming victims of phone crime and fraud, offering real life victim and perpetrator case studies and short films, and the latest tips and advice for staying safe, making financial transactions and using digital media.