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Crime Prevention: Offensive Weapons

Volume 488: debated on Monday 23 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she is taking to support local anti-knife crime campaigns. (255390)

[holding answer 9 February 2009]: The Home Office appointed an agency in October 2008 to support local organisations in the delivery of anti-knife crime campaigns. As part of this work, we have developed a website:

www.itdoesnthavetohappen.co.uk/stakeholders

which acts as a hub of information and advice for running such campaigns as well as a platform to share good practice from around the country. We have also developed two toolkits, one for local stakeholders who want to run their own campaigns to tackle knife crime and a campaigning toolkit for young people themselves, to help them spread the message to their peers.