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Our purpose at Down Tools is to create more awareness about knife crime, causes, risks and consequences. We want to educate young people on the effects of carrying knives and how serious it can become.

We provide a learning platform along with guidance on how schools can use it. The content ensures that children become stimulated and remain engaged.

The platform presents information in a format that young people can relate to and reinforces the facts surrounding knife crime, including the reasons people carry knifes, how quickly both the life of the perpetrator and victim can change for ever and the lasting effects of those left behind.

At Down Tools, we believe in a preventative approach, one that educates children and allows them to make informed choices and rebuff knife crime.

We are working alongside many charities across the UK who share our common values.

Down Tools Community Interest Company Regd No. 12601386

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If you think you, your school or anyone you know may benefit from this then please fill out this contact form and one of our members will be in touch to assist you as soon as possible.


5 Duke Street,


PR8 1SE 


#LifeorKnife - the choice is yours, is a resource for young peopleparents and teachers in the West Midlands

This campaign from the West Midlands Police (one of our partners) explores the consequences of knife carrying.

Watch the video of James Brindley’s parents talking about the effect the loss of James has had on them, and convicted murderer Sadam Essakil’s message about life in jail.

It's all about choice – young people always have a choice, even when they don’t feel they have. Watch the video of ex-gang member Omar Sharif talking about how he turned his life around.

Get information on how to report knife crime anonymously and discover where you can anonymously dispose of knives by finding your local knife bin.

Learn how to talk to your child about knives and how you can get a knife crime presentation delivered in a school.