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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

Disrespect NoBody campaign

The second phase of the Home Office Disrespect Nobody campaign will run from 2 February until the end of March 2017.

The aim of the Disrespect NoBody campaign is to prevent young people, both boys and girls aged 12 to 18 years old from becoming perpetrators and victims of abusive relationships.

For 2017 the focus of the campaign will be consent and sexting, which are both issues where many young people need more education and information. The campaign advertising directs young people to the website www.disrespectnobody.co.uk where they can get further information and signposts them to organisations who can provide support.

Please click on the link below to download the partner brief and campaign materials.
https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/assets.
smartcdn.co.uk/docs/Campaign_materials_for_
Disrespect_NoBody_2017.pdf.pdf

Click here to go to their website