Gangsline Foundation Trust was established in 2007 in response to the growing levels of gun and knife violence in the UK. The aim was to engage with young people involved in or at risk of gang activity and serious youth violence. This led to the organisation starting a specialist outreach programme with a team of former gang members to provide intervention services such as mentoring and creating safe exit strategies.

In 2011, the Trust, started a prevention and intervention program in primary and secondary schools, to educate students on the dangers of joining street gangs. This program proved successful particularly in primary schools where the students feedback suggests that information obtained through the workshop has been effective in deterring them away from joining gang activities and helping them recognise the signs of grooming if they are approached. Funding is essential for the continuation of the work, if we are to prevent the next generation from being groomed and exploited into street gangs. 

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