For Parents

Knife crime & your child

Injuries, fatalities, criminal convictions, feeling threatened - the effects of knife crime are a huge source of worry for parents. 

Here's the good news: there's plenty you can do to help keep your child safe.

This section gives practical advice on knife crime and knife crime prevention.

Helplines

If you’re worried and would like to talk to someone contact:

PARENTLINE

Speak to or email someone about any worry, any time.

08000 28 22 23

CRIMESTOPPERS

Give information on crime anonymously and safely.

0800 555 111

Having the conversation

Advice on how to raise the subject of knives and what can you say.

Get advice

Knowing the facts

Key facts to help you talk to your child about knife crime.

Raise the subject

Positive choices

Help your child find fun, safe ways to spend their time and energy.

Encourage positive choices

Frank’s story

Eileen’s story