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Lives Not Knives

Lives Not Knives

Charity information

Lives Not Knives

Lives Not Knives is a youth led charity, for young people in London, working to prevent knife crime, serious youth violence and anti-social behaviour. As well as, engaging & educating young people, who have been affected by socio-economic factors and supporting them to improve their future prospects.

Founded 2007

  • Mission statement

    AIMS & OBJECTIVES

    Engage – Successfully engage with as many young people as possible through; school roadshows, workshops, referrals from schools & PRUs.
    Educate – Educating 9-16 year olds in schools & PRUs, on the effects of knife crime, to discourage and prevent them from entering into anti-social activities, particularly around knife crime and serious youth violence, through workshops, roadshows, 1:1 mentoring and group mentoring.
    Empower – Empowering young people & the wider community, towards a more positive future by delivering training, offering 1:1 mentoring, group mentoring, healthy relationships advice and support, preparation for work and supporting successful engagement into education, training or employment for those 25 and under.

  • Aims

    Lives Not Knives aims to:

    • Engage – Successfully engage with as many young people as possible through; school roadshows, workshops, referrals from schools & PRUs.
    • Educate -Educating 9-16 year olds in schools & PRUs, on the effects of knife crime, to discourage and prevent them from entering into anti-social activities, particularly around knife crime.
    • Empowering - Empowering young people & the wider community, towards a more positive future
  • Overview

    Established: July 2007

    Registered Charity Number: 1153634

    Board members: 8

    Full time staff: 5

    Part time staff: 2

    Volunteers: 50

    Phone number: 020 86818244

    Address: LNK UnitCentrale Shopping CentreCroydon CR0 1TY

    View charity accounts on the Charity Commission website
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