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.
The Gangsline website (opens in new window) 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 (opens in new window)
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.
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.