Youth Endowment Fund | Youth Violence

This article has been brought to you by Slough Borough Council's Education Safeguarding Professional, Zarine Power for the attention of all Schools.

Youth Endowment Fund


The Youth Endowment Fund has published a news story investigating why children carry knives or weapons. It explores statistics on knife crime from 2019-2023 in England and Wales and provides resources on preventing knife crime. These include a toolkit which summarises research on the effectiveness of different approaches to preventing violence; guidance on how to reduce children’s involvement in violence for education settings; and guidance on supporting children who have been arrested.

Read the news story: Behind the knife crime statistics: understanding children who carry weapons