Gun crime still makes up a small percentage of all crimes committed in the UK. Over the past few years, there have been a lot of stories in the news where teenagers have been killed by someone carrying a gun. To help stop these crimes we believe that educating children and making them aware will be a very important step.
Our Gun Crime Workshops offer participants the chance to learn about gun crime in depth, designed to support youths, parents, teachers, police, and other stake-holders to examine reasons for, and offer solutions to youth crime.
So what counts as gun crime?
Gun crime includes any crime that involves the use of a gun or firearm. This includes:
- a murder where the victim was shot
- any situation where a gun was fired, whether anyone was injured or not
- a robbery or burglary where the thieves carried a gun as a weapon
- intimidating people with a firearm
- carrying a gun that is banned, like a handgun
- carrying or using an imitation gun
Is there really a gun problem in the UK?
Incidents involving guns make up less than one per cent of the total number of crimes committed in the UK every year.
What is worrying is the relatively large number of young people who say they carry real or fake handguns to protect themselves. In fact you’re more likely to be a victim of gun crime if you carry a gun yourself.
How Our Gun Crime Workshops Help?
We believe that young people should realise the reality of crime and these workshops aim to do just that. The workshop begins with drama based role play by a professional expert facilitator to introduce the topic, and prepare the participants for a group discussion on the underlying issues relating to gun and knife crime.
Participants are then encouraged to try to find practical solutions to deal with the issues. The workshop will consider conflict resolution and resisting peer pressure and techniques on how with deal comprising situations.. In this interactive workshop participants will learn the key ingredients needed to create an atmosphere of zero tolerance towards crime in society today.
Our Gun Crime workshops are design to be delivered in two ways:
Either a hard hitting workshop designed for people referral units or Young Offender Institutes bespoke to your organisations need. Or a general awareness Gun Crime workshop designed for schools, Youth Centres and people who may be vulnerable to influences of crime. Alternatively our Gun Crime Workshops can be designed to meet the particular needs of your school or organisation.
Please contact us on 0800 689 9909 for more information on designing a personalised program.
Or alternatively visit our Gun & Knife Crime Workshop page to find out more.