For further information and support please follow the links below:
Talk About Knives Offers practical advice about knife crime for parents and carers including, what you can do to reduce the likelihood of a child carrying a knife, how to raise the subject of knives, and who to contact for more help.
Knife Crimes Provides an online resource for UK knife crime, plus features the effects of knife crime through the eyes of the victims, relatives and experts.
Parentline PlusOffering support to anyone in a parenting role on all parenting problems.
Got A Teenager Providing parent to parent support and information; a community of other parents dealing with the same teenager related issues. Helpline: 0808 800 22 22 (lines open 24 hours a day) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Parentline Scotland Information and support for parents or carers in Scotland. Helpline: 0808 800 2222 (lines open Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9am-5pm, Tuesday, Thursday 9am-9pm)
Parents Advice Centre - Northern Ireland Offering support on any aspect of parenting. Helpline: 0808 8010 722 (lines open Monday - Thursday 9am - 8pm, Friday 9am - 5pm).
Victim Supportline Providing help and advice to anyone affected by any violent assault; even if you don't want to report the crime to the police. Helpline: 0845 30 30 900 (lines open Monday - Friday 9am - 9pm, Saturday & Sunday 9am - 7pm, Bank Holidays 9am - 5pm). Email: email@example.com.
Crimestoppers If you want to report a crime, but are uncomfortable going directly to the police, call Crimestoppers. Crimes can be reported in confidence, anonymously if you prefer, and calls are not traced. Helpline: 0800 555 111 l(lines open 24 hours a day).
Support after Murder and Manslaughter (SAMM) SAMM are a self help group who offer support to families and friends who have been bereaved as a result of murder or manslaughter. Helpline: 0845 872 3440 (lines open Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Helpline: 0808 8010 722 (lines open Monday - Thursday 9am - 8pm, Friday 9am - 5pm).
Get Connected Providing a helpline and email service to help young people up to age 25, in order to find the best support whatever the problem. Helpline: 0808 808 4994 (lines open 1pm - 11pm every day) Email email@example.com.
Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority A government funded Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme for victims of crime. Helpline: 0800 358 3601 (lines open Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm)
Direct GovInformation about Knife Crime.
Mothers Against Violence (MAV)MAV campaign against violence in communities.
Information on call charges to 08 numbers:
0800 - Free from BT land line. 0808 - Free from BT land lines and most mobile and other networks. 0845 - Calls cost up to 4p per minute with a max 10p set up charge from a BT land line. Mobile and other network rates may be higher. 0844 - Calls cost up to 5p per minute with a max 10p set up charge from a BT land line. Mobile and other network rates may be higher.