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Resources to work with children

Looking for a place for children to access information and advice about crime and criminality? And a place for children to report crime? Give information about crime 100% anonymously | Fearless | Crimestoppers (


Fearless allows young people to pass on information about a crime anonymously.

Hampshire and IOW police education team also have resources available to help talk about Fearless:  Fearless – Safe4Me


Using creative approaches, this innovative new programme designed by Artswork in partnership with BearFace Theatre and funded by the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Violence Reduction Unit will support young people and their teachers to explore some of the challenges they might face growing up, empowering them to make healthy decisions. The programme will specifically examine the risks and impact of knife crime, the dangers of exploitation and other violence and will support them to find their own solutions, enabling them to build positive, healthy relationships and respond appropriately to potentially risky or challenging situations throughout their lives.

The programme will be running from September 2023 – July 2025 and will support schools in their statutory duty to deliver RSHE which enables informed decision making, particularly when faced with risks, challenges and complex situations (DfE, 2021).

No Limits

Young people presenting at A&E in the Emergency Departments at Winchester and Basingstoke hospitals as a result of violent crime or mental health-related issues will be able to receive support with their emotional health and wellbeing from a No Limits Youth Worker, alongside the clinical care they are receiving from the medical team.

The trained Youth Workers will be on-hand to listen to young people, give them advice and support, provide them with coping mechanisms, as well as signpost them to No Limits and other local support.

Trauma Informed Practitioners

A Trauma Informed Approach is founded upon Safety, Trust, Choice, Collaboration, Empowerment and Cultural Considerations.  Supporting people in a trauma informed way can help those affected by the trauma of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) to heal and help reduce the risk of negative outcomes.  Working in this way can help people to start to trust and feel safe, as well as reduce the risk of triggering. All elements focus on ‘what has happened to this person’, rather than ‘what is wrong with them’? The approach highlights the potential negative impact of trauma as a result of earlier adverse or prolonged experiences, including poor attachment in early years, and how working in a trauma informed can help heal trauma, reduce the risk of re-traumatisation, and help break the cycle of trauma for generations to come.

Safe4Me are you an educator, service provider or parent looking for information and resources to help educate, guide and support children to keep safe?   Safe4Me – Hampshire Police’s free education resource programme for schools, colleges and partners in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight

The Youth Endowment Fund is a national charity working to prevent children becoming involved in violence.  Here you will find their toolkit of interventions that are proven to work – Homepage | Youth Endowment Fund

No Knives, Better Lives (NKBL) is a Scottish national programme that aims to deter children from anti-social behaviour and carrying knives.  Their resources are free to any organisation to use: Resources – NKBL (

NSPCC guidance on how to spot the signs of criminal exploitation and involvement in gangs and what support is available for children Criminal exploitation and gangs | NSPCC