Gang and Youth Violence
A gang can just be a group of mates who hang around together, however, some gangs are involved in crime. Sometimes gangs are violent and might fight other gangs or carry weapons.
If you're being forced to join a gang you should tell someone about it.
What we do
- We have a Safeguarding and Welfare Team who you can contact if you're being forced to join a gang
- You can also contact the Welfare Team if you are thinking of joining a gang but want to talk to someone about it
- We take action if you have been a victim of violence or fear someone may be violent towards you
- We review our learners' welfare regularly via telephone reviews and/or learner welfare visits (for 16-19 year old learners)
- We take all instances of crime and violence extremely seriously and involve the police and other agencies where necessary
- We provide advice and information on the Stay Safe section of our website including details of national organisations that can help
What you will do
- I will talk to someone if I feel that I am being forced to join a gang or have intentions of joining a gang
- I will recognise if and when I need some help
- I know that I can report my concerns to the Safeguarding and Welfare Team at Buttercups
If you are worried or have any concerns, please contact the Buttercups Safeguarding and Welfare Team.
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