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Further help

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

Their website includes advice for parents who are concerned about their children, training resources, and legal advice

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

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 their website for more information.

The Childline website 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.

Advice to Parents and Carers
This leaflet, produced by the government, contains advice for parents and carers on what to do if you suspect your child is becoming involved in a gang, and also explains the reasons why young people might be tempted to join a gang.

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