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Gangs

Adults who are worried a child might be at risk from being involved with gangs can contact the NSPCC helpline (0808 800 5000).

The service is delivered through the existing NSPCC helpline, to support parents as figures show that one in six 13 to 15 year olds say they know someone in a street gang.

Anyone who has concerns about a child or wants advice can contact the NSPCC for free 24 hours a day:

The Family Lives website has information on:

  • Learn how to recognise if your child is part of a gang
  • What is a gang?
  • Gangs, weapons and violence
  • Gangs and the law
  • Reasons a young person may join a gang
  • What can parents do to keep their children safe from gangs


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