Gun, knife and gang crime is becoming a major worry for parents.
Gun and knife crime includes stabbing or shooting someone. But it's also illegal to:
carry a knife
threaten someone with a knife or gun
commit a crime with the use of a weapon - like a robbery
commit a crime by pretending you have a real knife or gun.
If you feel your child is in danger or need advice and guidance - follow the links below for further information. Talk to your school if you suspect something or if you have worries.
This is an independent charity that allows young people to speak up and help stop crime anonymously. From the information they receive reports are created, these are sent to the relevant organisations/authorities who have the legal responsibility to investigate/make arrests; everything stays anonymous.
A guide on how to talk to your child about knife crime.
A resource encouraging all family members to talk about the dangers of knife crime, includes how to talk to children in a calm way.
Advice on how to spot the signs of involvement with gangs and exploitation.
Gun and Knife crime is a rising issue in Derby and the surrounding areas and is also a rowing concern for parents and carers. Childline has created an information page to help you and teach your child of the dangers of gun and knife violence.
The Government website provides a leaflet for parents informing them about the rising problem of gang violence throughout youth.
An organisation that works with young people at the risk of exclusion from education, gangs and criminal behaviour.
Direct ways to get help in your local area (Derby), if you have been affected by crime there is support lines here to help.
This will provide you with help and information if you believe that your child is involved in County Lines.
A resource to help parents/carers 'learn the lingo' of the youth. Helping you understand what is happening in your child's life.
The Derby and Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Partnership is to help prevent harm to children in and around the area. Providing resources for parents and carers, teaching children how to stay safe - talking and listening to them.