Knife Harm - A guide for Parents and Carers

The Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Violence Reduction Alliance (VRA) has launched its Guide for Parents and Carers on Knife Harm.

In 2023, the VRA engaged with parents and carers to better understand their views around community safety and help and support available to them on keeping their child safe. The survey highlighted that 70% of respondents did not feel confident in starting a conversation with their child about knife crime and that guidance would help make them feel more confident.

To support parents and carers, the VRA has worked in collaboration with the Ben Kinsella Trust to produce the local guide which includes facts to help parents and carers feel more confident when talking to their child about knife harm, as well as practical help, guidance and where to find national and local support.

The guide can be downloaded from the VRA website here

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