information and support
If you are worried about violent crime or
are looking for advice, there are lots of organisations which can help
you. See the list below for details.
You can also get more advice and find out how to contact
the police on Safe.
Knife and Gun Crime Information
ChildLine is the free helpline for young people in the UK. 0800
Provide practical, emotional and educational support to vulnerable
inner-city children and young people. kidsco.org.uk
Offers advice on education, careers, health, housing, relationships
etc for 13 - 19 year olds. www.connexions-direct.com
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Support for 12-16 year olds, general helpline and message board.
Group roadshow which targets school children and teaches them
about bullying, drugs, alcohol and knives. www.2smart.co.uk
Need 2 Know
Advice on Relationships, Student Life, Money Troubles, plus a
wide range of tips and resources. www.need2know.co.uk
Samaritans provides confidential non-judgemental emotional support,
24 hours a day 08457 90 90 90 . www.samaritans.org
Victim Support - England and Wales
National charity that helps people affected by crime in England
and Wales. www.victimsupport.org.uk/
GATES provides a free advice line for any young people in London
so that they can talk to someone about their fears and concerns.