Changing young people’s attitudes to knife crime
The Ben Kinsella Trust was set up following the murder of Ben Kinsella in 2008. Our vision is of a society where no family or community suffers the loss of a life to knife crime.
The Ben Kinsella Trust provides workshops to 4000 young people every year from its purpose-built exhibition located at Finsbury library.
We educate young people on the dangers of knife crime and help them to make positive choices to stay safe. Our workshops follow the journey of both the victim and the offender through a series of unique and immersive experiences to show young people how choices and consequences are intrinsically linked.
Our workshops change young people’s attitudes to knife crime; debunking the myth that carrying a knife will protect you. They strengthen peer values; ensuring young people give better advice to each other and challenge peers who are carrying (or thinking of carrying) a knife.
“The support provided to us by the Morris Charitable Trust has enabled us to reach young people who might otherwise have gone unsupported. It has enabled us to work with and educate young people away from knife crime and helping them to make positive decisions to stay safe.”
The Ben Kinsella Trust, CEO