Worried about gangs and knife crime?

Many teenagers and young people spend time with the same group of friends. When does this become a problem? When should you be concerned about gangs? A gang is usually considered to be a group of people who spend time in public places that:

  • see themselves (and are seen by others) as a noticeable group, and
  • engage in a range of criminal activity and violence

They may identify with or lay claim over a certain territory, or be in conflict with other gangs. If you are concerned about a young person who may be involved in gangs, please call the Brent Family Front Door on 0208937 4300, or contact the agencies below directly to access support.

Housing support

If you have left a gang or want to leave a gang and as a result you have left your accommodation or can no longer remain in your accommodation out of fear for your safety, the council may be able to support you.

See Homeless - gang members