Gang and Youth Violence

Gang and Youth Violence

What is it?

A gang can just be a group of mates who hang around together, however, some gangs are involved in crime. Sometimes gangs are violent and might fight other gangs or carry weapons. If you’re being forced to join a gang, you should tell someone about it.

What can Alert Training UK do?

• We have a team who you can contact if you’re being forced to join a gang
• You can also contact the Alert Training UK team if you are thinking of joining a gang but want to talk to someone about it
• We take action if you have been a victim of violence or fear someone may be violent towards you
• We review our learners’ welfare regularly via telephone reviews and/or learner visits
• We take all instances of crime and violence extremely seriously and involve the police and other agencies where necessary
• We provide advice and information, including details of national organisations that can help

What should you do?

• I will talk to someone if I feel that I am being forced to join a gang or have intentions of joining a gang
• I will recognise if and when I need some help
• I know that I can report my concerns to the Alert Training UK team

If you are worried or have any concerns, please contact Alert Training UK.
During office hours: 01722332212
Outside of office hours: 07967000048

Other useful resources

Telephone: 0800111

The Mix
A huge resource for the under 25’s, covering everything from bereavement, exam stress, emotional abuse, mental health to homelessness. A confidential service with a 24-hour helpline.
Telephone: 08088084994

01722 332212
01722 332212