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Are you under pressure to deal drugs or carry a knife, gun or other weapon? Are you already involved in a gang or crime? Are you already carrying a knife?
If so, you may feel like your life is out of control, like you're constantly looking over your shoulder and that there's no way out. You might think it'll be worse trying to get out of a gang and that you need to carry a weapon for protection.
The truth is, it's more dangerous to keep going as you are. But you're here looking for help, which is a really good start and there are many organisations and charities who want to help you.
There's lots of help and support out there.
If you're scared for your safety talk to someone – a parent, teacher, youth worker or a police officer for example. No one wants to see you get hurt.
If you don't feel as though you can talk to your parents, a teacher or the police, then talk to a professional in confidence. ChildLine could be your first call on 0800 1111 – their counsellors can support young people 24 hours a day.
The police care about young people and would always prefer to prevent crime rather than detect it as this means something has happened to someone. They never want to see a young person hurt or in trouble if it can be prevented. They will always help if someone feels threatened, frightened or they think they are at risk of harm.
If it's an emergency, and you still feel like you're in danger you need to call 999 now.