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Gangs

Girls in gangs

Are you worried you may be involved in a gang?

NSPCC gangs poster

 

NSPCC

The NSPCC has launched a new animation about how to protect young people involved in gangs. Click here to watch the animation

 

Parents

Worried that your child may be involved in a gang?

Parents worried about their children getting involved in gangs can seek support from a telephone helpline, set up by a children's charity.  The NSPCC, who is running the service through its existing helpline number believes that one in six children aged 13-15 knows someone in a gang.  

NSPCC

Anyone who has concerns about a child or wants advice can contact the NSPCC free by calling 0808 800 5000.

The Home Office believe that the helpline will "empower parents".  The anonymous telephone line forms part of the government's Ending Gang and Youth Violence programme, and will be in operation 24 hours a day.

NSPCC staff have been specially trained to deal with calls from parents and young people who are worried about gangs.

The NSPCC says that "Young people involved in gangs are frequently abused, exploited and put in dangerous situations.  Children are often terrified of what they are doing and want to leave gangs and adults have an incredibly important role to play in helping them to break free."

The Government has also issued this advice to parents and carers on gangs.

News

May 2017 newsletter

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Ofsted Inspection

The Bedford Borough Safeguarding Children Board (BBSCB) is judged to be 'Good' in a report published today by Ofsted. For more details of the report and a statement by Jenny Myers, Independent Chair of BBSCB can be found here