Check out some of the most important organisations, projects and information for more information, guidance and advice on issues related to girls and gangs.
Beatbullying is a multi-award winning UK charity that aims to empower young people to lead anti-bullying campaigns in their schools and local communities, and to build the capacity of local communities to sustain the work. Beatbullying devises bullying prevention strategies for young people by young people, focusing on ‘peer to peer’ education and empowering young people to take action against incidents of bullying and help others combat the problem, both online and off. 020 8771 3377
Bullying UK- Pupils can find help on dealing with violence and name calling, homophobia, racism, hi-tech bullying like happy slapping, text bullying by phone and abusive websites, self-harm, falling out with friends, bullying on the school bus and walk to school, body language, how to help someone being bullied and moving to a new school. There is also advice for pupils who are bullies.
0 20 7553 3080
BulliesOut provides much needed help support and information to individuals, schools, youth and community settings affected by bullying. The charity was established in May 2006 and the determination and tireless work of its team ensures that thousands of young people are helped and supported through this cruel act each year. 029 2049 2169
Kidscape is committed to keeping children safe from abuse. Kidscape is the first charity in the UK established specifically to prevent bullying and child sexual abuse. Kidscape believes that protecting children from harm is key
08451 205 204
The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) is a charity campaigning and working in child protection in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands. NSPCC’s work is focused on helping those children who are in greatest danger and distress. Call 0808 800 5000
The Children’s Society is a children’s charity which wants to create a society where children and young people are valued, respected and happy.
We are committed to helping vulnerable and disadvantaged young people, including safeguarding children in care and young runaways. We give a voice to disabled children, help young refugees to rebuild their lives and provide relief for young carers.
Through our campaigns and research, we seek to influence policy and perceptions to improve child protection so that young people have a better chance in life. 020 7841 4400
Trafford Safeguarding Children Board (TSCB) is the key statutory mechanism for agreeing how the relevant organisations in Trafford will co-operate to safeguard and promote the welfare of children in that locality, and for ensuring the effectiveness of what they do. 0161 234 7253
The Manchester Safeguarding Children s Board is a statutory organisation whose main objective is to coordinate and ensure the effectiveness of work that is done in safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people under the age of 18 in Manchester. 0161 912 5074
Front door service for children and young people’s service (Trafford) 0161 912 5125
Front door service for children and young people’s service MARAT accepts referrals for children and young people that are deemed to be in need of a certain level of support. Anyone can contact MARAT, including parents, carers, young people and family members.(Manchester) 0161 255 8250
You can contact ChildLine about anything – no problem is too big or too small. If you’re feeling worried, scared, stressed or just want to talk to someone you can contact ChildLine. They are there to offer information and support whenever you need them. 0800 1111
Barnardo’s transforms the lives of vulnerable children across the UK through the work of our projects, our campaigning and our research expertise. They believe we can bring out the best in every child whether the issue is child poverty, sexual exploitation, disability or domestic violence.
If you have any concerns about gangs in Manchester, your involvement or want to report anything, get in touch with the GMP.
101 or 999 in an emergency (textphone on 18001 101)
They are an independent charity helping to find criminal and help solve crimes. If you have information about crimial activities, you can report it to crimestoppers confidentially and annonymously.
0800 555 111
If you just need someone to talk to, to help you understand your problems or just to get something off your chest, the Samaritans are always there to listen. They can help you explore your options, understand problems better, or just show you that someone is always prepared to care.
08457 90 90 90
If you are a parent and are concerned about your childs involvement and experience with gangs, take a look at this useful site, which looks into the consequences and programmes available.