The VVU wants to understand more about the perception of knife crime in Essex and whether individuals – particularly parents – feel confident in talking to their children about the associated dangers and risks of carrying a knife or bladed weapon.
We would like to understand if there are enough resources available to support parents and their children; whether parents know what to do if they suspect their child might be carrying a knife, or if they feel they have the knowledge and confidence to talk about knife enabled crime with their children.
The more we understand the levels of awareness and understanding, the more we can ensure our activity is supporting and enabling parents, young people and their families to make sensible decisions, have open conversations and avoid life changing mistakes.
You can access the survey here. The results of this survey will help inform our future work and campaign activity. The survey will be live until the end of February.