Get advice and support
Whether you're concerned about yourself or someone you know - there is help and support available.
The charities, organisations and support services below can offer expert advice and information in relation to your experiences with knife crime.
Care for the Family is a national charity which aims to strengthen family life and help those who face family difficulties. Working throughout the UK and beyond, they provide marriage and relationship, parenting, and bereavement support through events, courses, a volunteer network, online and other resources.
Child bereavement UK helps children and young people (up to age 25), parents, and families, to rebuild their lives when a child grieves or when a child dies. The charity also provides training to professionals, equipping them to provide the best possible care to bereaved families. For confidential support, information and guidance call the helpline on 0800 02 888 40. The support team is also available to respond to live chat via their website and email at [email protected] (9am –5pm, Monday to Friday, except for Bank Holidays).
As bereaved parents, they know how it feels to lose a child and are there when you want to talk. Call their freephone helpline on 0800 282 986.
Embrace Child Victims of Crime help child victims of all crimes including domestic abuse, physical, sexual and emotional abuse, neglect and those who have witnessed serious crime. Every child is unique and so they tailor the support to each child’s individual needs, offering a wide range of help from therapeutic support including one-to-one trauma-informed talking therapies to practical support including food vouchers, school uniform, educational equipment or mobile phones and tablets to access help.
Embrace also provide opportunities for young people to make new happy memories with days out at Merlin resorts and short breaks.
Fearless is part of the charity Crimestoppers. They provide non-judgemental advice about crimes that affect young people. Fearless also provides a safe place for young people to give information about crime 100% anonymously.
Hundred Families work with families who have lost loved ones as a result of killings by people with mental illness and work with the NHS, Ministry of Justice, and others to prevent similar avoidable tragedies in future.
When life is difficult, Samaritans are there - day or night, 365 days a year. Whoever you are and whatever you’re facing, they won’t judge you or tell you what to do. They’re here to listen so you don’t have to face it alone. Call free day or night on 116 123 or email [email protected]
SAMM offers help and support to families and friends who have been bereaved through murder and manslaughter. When using their confidential telephone helpline you can talk to someone who will be able to understand your grief, all of the SAMM volunteers are specially trained and have personally experienced the devastating effects of crime.
Talking confidentially to someone who does understand can be so helpful and make you realise that you are not alone with your pain and distress. Call SAMM helpline on 0121 472 2912
The Compassionate Friends is a charitable organisation of bereaved parents and their families dedicated to the support and care of other bereaved parents and their families.
If you have information about knife crime and want to remain anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers. Their service is available via phone and online 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Calling with information about knife crime may feel hard. But there are harder calls.