We are supporting the #KnifeFree campaign which aims to reduce knife crime among young people.
When you carry a knife, you are risking everything. Prison, being a victim of crime and even ending up in hospital are all real risks. Beyond this, knife crime has devastating personal effects on you, your friends and your family. While some young people pick up a knife to feel safer, they don’t realise that carrying makes them more likely to get into serious danger. A knife can escalate things way out of your control and make a bad situation much worse.
It might not always seem like it, but putting down the knife will make you safer and help you to reach your full potential. Don’t let prison or serious injury stop you achieving your goals.
Whether you carry a knife, are thinking about carrying, or are worried about someone you know getting involved with knives there is help and support available. Visit www.knifefree.co.uk to find out more and to watch the real stories of young people like Sonny, Ben and Aliya who have made the decision to live #knifefree.