Gang Related Support
Being part of a gang can provide young people with protection, friendship, money, and status. A gang can be a group of mates from the same school, same area or that just chill together. Some gangs take part in criminal activity and might try to get you involved. Being involved in a gang can be life threatening. Please click on the icons below to be directed to specialist services that can offer further information and support.
ICatch22 works nationally to address the multiple and complex issues that can lead to gang involvement. People engage best with a service that operates flexibly, so we offer a responsive and needs-led service, focusing not on the behaviour but its cause.
We have advice about how to spot the signs of criminal exploitation and involvement in gangs and what support is available for children and young people.
Some gangs take part in criminal activity and might try to get you involved. Being involved in a gang can be life threatening.
If you become worried about the kind of things your gang is doing, or if they are trying to pressure you into doing things you don’t want to do such as crime, you may be scared and want to run away to escape it. If you are part of a gang and want to get good advice from people who understand, there are organisations you can reach out to who will not judge you.
Learn how to recognise if your child is part of a gang
A gang can be a group of mates who hang around together. But 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, or call Childline.