Knife crime resources

Lancashire Violence Reduction Network is committed to working together with partners to tackle the root causes of knife crime. This takes many forms, from supporting the nation-wide Operation Sceptre weeks of intensive police action against knife crime, to detached youth work projects, work with schools, research into the knife crime picture in Lancashire and work with communities.  Visit our knife crime page to find out more about this area of work.

We have gathered the resources below that professionals may wish to use to support their work with individuals and their families. 


'Believe you can' Instagram account

Visit the Believe You Can knife crime campaign account on Instagram to see inspirational messages and videos developed for and with young people in Lancashire. 

This includes a true story video about a young person ‘Jay’ who turned his life around after involvement in knife crime.

The campaign was created by Lancashire Violence Reduction Network in 2020 to encourage young people into positive decisions and meaningful activities.

Visit the Believe You Can Lancashire Instagram account.

'Hard calls save lives' campaign

A campaign launched by the Met Police and Crimestoppers in April 2021 led by mothers who have lost their sons to knife crime.

A series of videos and other materials show the stories of the sons they lost and the phone calls they had to make. 

The campaign aims to encourage family members to report anonymously to Crimestoppers any information they have about knife crime. 

Access the ‘hard calls save lives’ campaign website.


Nest Lancashire supports young people aged 8 to 18 who have been affected by crime, bullying, threats or harassment. Young people can talk to Nest in confidence and access support  free of charge.

Nest aims to help young people to recover from whatever they have experience and help young people to move forward and feel safe again.

Access the Nest Lancashire website.

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