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Leap partners with the Home Office on the _#knifefree Campaign

Madeleine Weaver - Communications and Events Assistant
Tuesday 26th February 2019
Leap Confronting Conflict is pleased to be a referral partner for the Home Office on its 

Leap Confronting Conflict is pleased to be a referral partner for the Home Office on its _#knifefree campaign to reduce knife crime in the UK. With a wide range of referral partners, including Leap, the campaign website provides signposting for young people who are carrying knives; who are thinking about carrying knives; or for young people or adults who are concerned about somebody they know getting involved with knives. 

The _#knifefree campaign was launched to help young people understand the dangers associated with carrying a knife, and the consequences. It targets young people through social media platforms, television channels and poster campaigns.  

Ben Kernighan, Leap’s CEO, said:  

“Knife crime is a crucial issue facing young people today. Leap has over 10 years of experience supporting young people at risk of carrying knives or weapons. Our curriculum has been adapted in line with new trends to ensure that Leap’s programme work addresses this issue. In particular, our Leadership & Enterprise programme pioneers a whole-group approach to conflict management training, working in partnership with community organisations. We also provide training for practitioners who work with young people. Leap is therefore pleased to be working alongside the Home Office in the _#knifefree campaign, to raise awareness and offer support to young people involved in, or at risk of being involved in, knife crime." 

Visit the campaign website to discover real-life stories, advice and links to organisations that can offer positive alternatives and practical support. 

 

 

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