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Due to unprecedented demand and unforeseen staffing issues, people calling 101 are experiencing longer waiting times than normal. Please report non-emergencies to us via our webchat and online reporting tool, but always call 999 in an emergency.

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Further help about gangs

 In an emergency situation, always ring 999. If it’s not an emergency but you need to speak to police about concerns you have around a gang, then you can contact us 24/7 on 101.

If you  want to give us information about a gang, you can make a report anonymously online.

You can also ring Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Crimestoppers is completely anonymous and your details won’t ever be passed to police.

Below are a variety of other websites and resources about gangs:

Gangsline

Gangsline is a confidential helpline for people worried about gangs. You can call them on 0800 032 9538.

The Gangsline website (opens in new window) includes advice for parents who are concerned about their children, training resources, and legal advice

Fearless

Fearless is a website for young people covering issues such as street crime and weapons. It contains useful information and advice and you can also give information about crime anonymously and online. Visit their website (opens in new window)

NSPCC

If you’re worried that someone you know may be involved in a gang, or if you are in a gang and need advice and help, you can contact the NSPCC on their 24 hour helpline, which is completely anonymously, on: 0808 800 5000

You can also visit the NSPCC website (opens in new window) for more information.

Childline

The Childline website (opens in new window) has lots of useful information for young people including how to leave a gang and what to do if you are worried about someone who is in a gang. It also has advice on the law around carrying weapons. 

Care 4 Children

The charity Care 4 Children have created a leaflet with advice for parents which the following information is taken from the Government’s ‘Advice to parents and carers on gangs (opens in new window)’leaflet.

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