Feeling pressured to carry a knife or already carrying a weapon? Feeling frightened or out of control? Perhaps you think that you have to watch your back all the time? There are things that you can do and you’re here looking for help which is a great first step. Whether you’re already carrying or just want to learn more about the risks, this site is for you.

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.


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