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


Information and advice on knife and gun crime on the Safe website.

Directgov - public services all in one place

Information and advice on Gun crime Information and advice on Knife crime

Don't Trigger

Information and statistics on both gun and knife crime in the UK.

General Support


Call anonymously with information about crime. 0800 555 111.


ChildLine is the free helpline for young people in the UK. 0800 1111.

Youth 2 Youth

Directed at 11-19 year olds. General Helpline run by young people.

Kids Company

Provide practical, emotional and educational support to vulnerable inner-city children and young people.

Connexions Direct

Offers advice on education, careers, health, housing, relationships etc for 13 - 19 year olds.

Southwark Alliance

Southwark youth council is a voice for young people run by young people.

Black Boys Can

Raising the academic and social achievements of Black boys.

There 4 me

Support for 12-16 year olds, general helpline and message board.

Young Minds

Stories opinions and polls advising young people.


Crimestoppers youth orientated website.

Working Links

Helping the unemployed gain skills and find work.

2 Smart

Group roadshow which targets school children and teaches them about bullying, drugs, alcohol and knives.

Young London

The Mayors website for young people.

Need 2 Know

Advice on Relationships, Student Life, Money Troubles, plus a wide range of tips and resources.

Prince's Trust

Offering practical solutions to help change lives.


Samaritans provides confidential non-judgemental emotional support, 24 hours a day 08457 90 90 90 .

Talk to Frank

Help, advice and information around drugs call 0800 77 66 00

NHS Direct

Offers health advice 24hrs a day, 365 days a year.

Victim Support - England and Wales

National charity that helps people affected by crime in England and Wales.


GATES provides a free advice line for any young people in London so that they can talk to someone about their fears and concerns.
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