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.
Restorative Justice Council
The Restorative Justice Council (RJC) promotes quality restorative practice for everyone. The RJC is the independent third sector membership body for the field of restorative practice. It provides quality assurance and a national voice advocating the widespread use of all forms of restorative practice, including restorative justice. The RJC’s vision is of a society where high quality restorative practice is available to all.
Stand Against Violence
Stand Against Violence works with young people up to the age of 25 years and their associates to prevent violence. Our work to date has received overwhelmingly positive feedback reporting reductions in violence, fighting and improved attitudes towards violence. We deliver violence prevention workshops and talks to education establishments, businesses, and the Community. The workshops and talks focus on personal safety; anger and aggression; basic life support and the awareness of choices and consequences. These workshops are ideal for PSHE, safeguarding and safety awareness education.
The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Knife Crime & Violence Reduction
The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Knife Crime & Violence Reduction is a group of over 70 MPs and Peers, set up in response to the alarming rise in knife crime across the country. The group aims to develop cross-party consensus from parliamentarians around new approaches to tackling knife crime, with particular focus on prevention and early intervention.
The Ben Kinsella Trust
We are one of the leading anti-knife crime charities in the UK, set up following the tragic murder of Ben Kinsella in 2008. Our vision is of a society where no family or community suffers the loss of a life to knife crime. We are a young person’s charity and we believe in prevention through education. We adopt a universal and early intervention approach aimed at preventing young people from making the wrong choices and helping them to stay safe.
The Shores is the dedicated Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) for Dorset, providing a comprehensive service to men, women and children who have been raped or sexually assaulted. We offer a safe and non-judgemental environment which focuses on the needs of you, the individual. All clients are treated with dignity and respect.