Honour based violence
Are you worried your friend is involved in honour based violence?
If one of your friends has some kind of involvement in honour based violence, whether they're leading it, or being pressured by other people, it's important for them and your community that you talk to someone about it. Don't ignore it, or the problem could get much worse.
- If you feel you can, talk to your parents or another responsible adult.
- If you want to talk to someone outside of your community consider speaking to a teacher at school.
Or, if you're ready to report it - do, even if you know your friend will get into trouble. It's better that they get into trouble now than even more serious trouble later - or worse still after somebody has been hurt.
- Contact your local police station or speak to your child's Safer Schools Officer or Safer Neighbourhoods Team. If it's an emergency you should call 999.
- If you feel unable to talk to us you could contact the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111 in confidence (they won't have to give their name and their call will not be traced).
- Or for more information visit the Reporting crime section on the Metropolitan Police website or the How to contact us page on this site.
Another way to get in touch is to come into any police station at any time or we can arrange to visit you at home or somewhere else if that's easier or more comfortable for you.
You could even ask someone else to speak to us on your behalf, like a friend or relative, a youth worker or a solicitor. You could also ask someone from your local authority, housing association or advice bureau to speak to us. The most important thing is that you speak to someone.
Our Community Safety Units
The Metropolitan Police Service has made it a high priority to tackle honour based violence with special Community Safety Units located in each of our 32 boroughs. We will investigate all instances of honour based violence, even in cases where there is only a small amount of information or where a victim has not reported it themselves.