Info for parents – knife crime

Essex knife crime

Talking with young people or young adults about knives and weapons can be difficult, whether you are a parent, professional or a friend.

People may not want to talk about the subject as they might be worried that they will get into trouble, they are embarrassed, scared, or feel that carrying a knife makes them feel safer.

This page and downloadable resources (click here or on the image above) are to help you prepare for a conversation with someone about whether they are carrying a knife, why they are doing this and what you can do if they are.