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Advice and help

When guns are involved, any crime becomes far more serious and far more dangerous. It is in everyone's interests to stop guns being brought illegally into their neighbourhood.

 Advice for parents

Mothers against Violence

A charity offering advice and support to those who feel their child is at risk or involved in gangs and group violence.

Mothers against Murder and Aggression

A national charity supporting victims of violent crime and their families. 

Other Support


If you want to provide information about a crime without talking to the police, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Crimestoppers is an independent charity. On their website you can also click through to the section for young

Bedfordshire Against Violence and Exploitation (BAVEX)

Visit the Bedfordshire Against Violence and Exploitation website (opens in new window) to find out more about how we are working with our partners to tackle serious youth violence and exploitation.

Bedfordshire Violence and Exploitation Reduction Unit (VERU)

The Bedfordshire Violence and Exploitation Reduction Unit (VERU) (opens in new window) is a network of different agencies and groups aiming to tackle the root causes of things like gang membership and prevent young people becoming involved in all aspects of gang criminality and exploitation. Visit its website to find specialist support and advice to help you, whether you are a young person directly involved, or have concerns about a family member or friend.


Fearless (opens in new window) is a site where young people can get non-judgemental advice and information about crime.


ChildLine is the free helpline and online service for children and young people in the UK. Children and young people can call 0800 1111 or visit the ChildLine website (opens in new window) to talk to a trained counsellor about any problem, or talk to other young people on the message boards.

Victim Support

Victim Support is the independent charity for victims and witnesses of crime right across England and Wales. Their services are free of charge and confidential. Call the support line on 0845 30 30 900

Drop the Weapons

If you are worried about violent crime or are looking for advice, there are lots of organisations which can help you, visit the Drop the Weapons website (opens in new window).

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