Lives Not Knives

Our work

Lives Not Knives is an innovative, award winning, youth-led charity that works to prevent knife crime, serious youth violence and school exclusions by engaging, educating and empowering disadvantaged young people and supporting them to enjoy their lives and improve their future prospects. We offer a unique strategy that centres around personal one-to-one mentoring with 9-14 year olds, educational school roadshows, a fun after school club and a free summer programme of activities so that all the young people we work with can overcome adversity and transform their lives. 

Click below to find out more about the work we do to reduce youth violence and school exclusions in Croydon and throughout London. 

What we do >

Sign up to LNK Engage, Easter Half-Term Programme

We have been working with your child/ren in their school as part of the LNK Educate programme, which launched last year and has now continued since the schools re-opened. We have spent time mentoring your child/ren, and all at LNK have thoroughly enjoyed it. However, given that the Easter half-term will be coming up, we also wanted to let you know about the half-term programme we will be running! This will involve our youth workers taking groups of young people on activities each day and providing them with a meal – all completely free of charge. This programme will start on 12/04/2022 and end on 14/04/2021 11 AM – 4 PM. However, the programme will not be running on Mondays. 


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Letter’s to Loved Ones: Valentine’s Day Campaign

This campaign is dedicated to spreading the message of love whilst raising awareness of the impacts that knife crime and violence has on individual lives. Through sharing these stories, we aimed to diversify the current narrative that knife crime is solely a youth issue experienced by a certain demographic. With the support of our community behind us, we hope to collectively plan for the future and bring about real change for all!

Letters to Loved Ones

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