Childline -

You could encourage your child to ring ChildLine on 08001111 to talk to a counsellor or chat online with a counsellor.


Family Lives -

Family Lives is a national charity providing help and support in all aspects of family life. If your child is carrying a weapon or is a victim of violence and you want speak to someone in person for advice and guidance, please contact Parentline on: 0808 800 2222 or through their website.

Alternatively you contact Parentline through the family life website and they will try to get back to you within approximately three working days.


Victim Support -

They are the national charity giving free and confidential help to victims of crime, witnesses, their family, friends and anyone else affected across England and Wales. They speak out also as a national voice for victims and witnesses and campaign for change.


Ask the Police -

Produced by the Police National Legal Database team, ‘Ask the Police’ is an official police site approved by the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO).



The new place to find government services and information, Simpler, clearer, faster on crime related issues. 



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 people called ‘Fearless’.



Firearms Security Handbook provides guidance for police and others on securely storing and moving guns.

Firearms security: a brief guide is also available.

The 2011 leaflet 'Air weapons: a brief guide to safety' contains information on the safe handling and storage of air weapons, the different types of air weapons and air weapons and the law.