For more advice, guidance and support

For further information support and guidance please visit the websites below:

A website where you can read real stories, find out the facts and get help and support 

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Information for young people, practitioners and for parents


Childline - 0800 800 800
Get help and advice about a wide range of issues

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A site where young people can access non-judgemental information and advice about crime and criminality.
Online reporting - Give information online - 100% anonymously and safely. 

A independent charity that gives people the power to speak up to stop crime 100% anonymously.

How can I dispose of a knife?

  • Kitchen knives can be recycled at your local household waste recycling centre.
  • Knives should be wrapped safely to prevent them from causing more harm when being transported to the recycling centre.
  • Use several layers of  newspaper or cardboard to carefully wrap the knife so it cannot pierce through, and seal with sticky tape. Make sure this is secure to stop the knife from being removed or falling out of the wrapping. 
  • knives can be handed in to your local police station at any time. 

Training resources for shops and businesses

Trading Standards South West provide advice and guidance on age restricted products for staff & managers. For more information visit the Trading Standards South West website.

The National Business Crime Centre is a resource for police and businesses to learn, share and support each other to prevent and combat crime.

Information and training for storage, display, sale and delivery of knives is available on the National Business Crime Centre website

If you feel you are in danger or worried about someone carrying a knife call us on 999

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