Organisations that can help you

The Royal Borough of Greenwich commission services to deliver workshops in education and community settings across the borough (to young people, parents and local residents). These workshops aim to deliver key prevention messaging, how to keep safe, increase resilience against becoming victims of violence and exploitation and equip them with the relevant skills to save lives.

Help and information for schools and communities

Royal Greenwich’s Youth Offending Service

Young offenders, or young people who are at risk of committing crime, can get help and support from the Youth Offending Service. The Youth Offending Service is a team of professionals, set up by the government and local organisations, who are working together to prevent youth crime.

Find out more on our youth crime webpages.

Growing Against Violence

Comissioned by Royal Greenwich, Growing Against Violence (GAV) is a charity that aims to prevent youth violence and protect young people against exploitation by gangs and grooming both on the streets and online. They deliver age-appropriate workshops into schools and colleges for both pupils and teachers.

Find out more on the Growing Against Violence website.

Street Doctors

Commissioned by Royal Greenwich, Street Doctors is a national charity that puts young people at the centre of emergency first-aid provision and empowers them to become part of the solution to violence. Street Doctors empower young people at risk with the skills to become part of the solution to violence, rather than just being seen as ‘part of the problem’.

Find out more on the Street Doctors website.

Knife Crime Toolkit

The Knife Crime Toolkit is designed for professionals to use with children and young people who are at risk of carrying or using a knife. It can be used by staff in Youth Offending Teams for young people on court orders or prevention programmes, and by youth workers, Early Help and other social care officers, teachers and school staff and staff in secure settings.

The Toolkit has been designed by BraveSpace, the youth justice consultancy, in partnership with young people and staff from Hackney, Hammersmith and Fulham and Lewisham; and with the graphic design skills of young people from Haringey and Islington engaging with Wipers Youth project. It has been delivered to the London Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime, as part of the Mayor’s Knife Crime Strategy.

Find out more or download the toolkit on the website.

Help and information for parents and carers

Families Information Service (FIS)

Royal Greenwich’s Families Information Service offers help and advice on a range of issues that affect you and your family. The free service is open to anyone in Greenwich with children up to the age of 19 (or up to 25 for families with disabled young people).

Find out more on our FIS webpages.

Report concerns about a child

If you are concerned about a child's safety or wellbeing or you want help to look after your own child, you should contact Children's Services at Royal Borough of Greenwich. If a child is in immediate danger, you should always call the police on 999.

Report your concerns on our children's safeguarding webpages.

Mental health

Young Minds has lots of practical advice and tips on supporting your child - from how to encourage your child to open about their feelings to dealing with mental health services. No matter what you and your child are going through, things can get better. They also have a parents' helpline who can provide advice and support if you're worried about a child or young person.

Find out more on the Young Minds website.

Young Greenwich for Parents

Young Greenwich offers support for parents who live, work or study in the Royal Borough of Greenwich. Young Greenwich empowers and equip parents with the tools to effectively navigate the changing relationships with their children and improve their wellbeing in the process. They offer counselling & 1:1 coaching, family mentoring, drop-in sessions and parenting support programmes. Young Greenwich also extends its help to parents of primary school children.

Find out more on the Young Greenwich website.