Lives Not Knives

Lives Not Knives

Charity information

Lives Not Knives

Lives Not Knives is an innovatory youth-led organisation dedicated to preventing youth violence and reducing gang related crime in Croydon.

Founded 2007

  • Mission statement

    Lives Not Knives is dedicated to reducing knife and gang related crime in Croydon and London by: using a Mentoring and Befriending approach that is committed to helping young people at risk; supporting young people into employment, education and training; focusing on training for young people in school to ensure they are safe at home, at school or college and in their social and leisure time activities; providing safe places for young people to meet, socialise and make friends in a relaxed environment. Lives Not Knives focuses on preventative work with young people aged 11-24 who have been referred to the organisation by teachers, parents and agencies or who have referred themselves to LNK. LNK is Croydon-based but works across London with schools, colleges and other partner organisations to reduce the risk of gang related violence to young people.

  • Aims

    Lives Not Knives aims to:

    • Preventing youth violence.
    • Supporting young unemployed into work and education.
  • 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

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