Group violence

More help and advice

Campaigns and information

  • Drop the Weapons

    A website from the Metropolitan Police which aims to show you how real people can turn away from violent crime.

    Drop the Weapons

Other support

  • ChildLine

    ChildLine is the free helpline and online service for children and young people in the UK. Children and young people can call 0800 1111 or visit to talk to a trained counsellor about any problem, or talk to other young people on the message boards.

  • Victim Support

    Victim Support is the independent charity for victims and witnesses of crime right across England and Wales. Their services are free of charge and confidential. Call the support line on 0845 30 30 900.

    Victim Support
  • Street Pastors

    An interdenominational church response (lots of different churches working together) to help solve neighbourhood issues including gangs and group violence.

    Street Pastors
  • Headspace - Belong

    Channel 4 and ChildLine asked young people about the TV they would make if they were in charge. Thousands were involved, and a team of 10 were chosen to help create the Headspace experience. This is one of the films that were made. It covers a lot of subjects including the pressure young people can experience to join a gang.


    If you want to provide information about a crime without talking to the police, the charity Fearless allows you to pass on information 100% anonymously. Using a secure online form on the website you will be asked a series of questions about the crime but absolutely NO personal details are required or recorded. Fearless just asks for the information about the incident, nothing about you and goes to great lengths to ensure that the identity of anyone who contacts them will remain anonymous. Visit the Fearless website for more information and to access the secure online reporting form -

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