We are family: Knife crime prevention and awareness workshops for parents in Tower Hamlets


According to the Metropolitan Police, there have been over 700 recorded instances of people in London caught with a knife in 2021. As part of the Challenging Life by Knife Group, in collaboration with Swan Housing, Tower Hamlets Homes, and East End Homes, we are pleased to present We are Family, our knife-crime prevention programme.

Our workshops are targeted at parents of young people who may be at risk of becoming involved in knife crime. Our sessions will help to increase your awareness and understanding of knife crime, as well as helping you to support your child to make the right choices.

All of our sessions will be taking place on Zoom, so you can join from the comfort of your own home. Book your space today!

We are family Workshops

Spot the signs - Overstanding the mind, emotions and actions

Monday 5th July 2021- 6pm-7.30pm

Introductory workshop delivered Michael Belle from A Few Great Men. Learn how to spot the signs that a young person may be becoming involved in knife crime and what actions you can take.

My Story. Their Stories

Tuesday 6th July 2021- 6pm-7.30pm

Richard Roach, Tower Hamlets youth worker, will explore some of the reasons why young people might be at risk of knife crime.

Question Time

Monday 12th July 2021 - 6pm-7.30pm

In partnership with Richard Roach, Tower Hamlets youth worker and Michael Belle from A Few Great Men. Young people, who have been affected by knife crime, share stories and lived experiences, explaining how it can affect the wider community, with an open Q&A.

Parent to Parent

Monday 19th July 2021 - 6pm-7.30pm

We will be joined by a parent guest speaker, who will be sharing their experiences of losing their child to knife crime. Supported by Hardest Call

Parent Forum

Tuesday 20th July 2021 - 6pm-7.30pm

A chance for parents to share their experiences, concerns and suggestions. Supported by One Housing resident engagement officers and a trained youth worker, we will be reviewing the sessions so far and discussing how we can support our young people further.

Meet the Met

Monday 26th July 2021 - 6pm-7.30pm

Q & A with The Metropolitan Police to tackle issues relating to knife crime and an opportunity to build positive relations between the community and the police.

Book your space today!