The Ben Kinsella Trust is tackling knife crime through education and campaigning

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Who we are

We are one of the leading anti-knife crime charities in the UK, set up following the tragic 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.

What we do

We are a young person's charity and we believe in prevention through education. We adopt a universal and early intervention approach aimed at preventing young people from making the wrong choices and helping them to stay safe.

How we help

We work with over 4000 young people a year in our purpose built exhibitions, and help thousands more with our free, online resources. We work collaboratively with other organisations and our national campaigns and our exhibitions alike have won numerous awards.

Our award winning exhibition and knife crime programmes

Our anti-knife crime workshops are delivered from our Choices and Consequences exhibitions in London and Nottingham.

We educate young people in the dangers of knife crime and help them to make positive choices to stay safe. Our knife crime prevention workshops at our award-winning exhibitions follow the journey of both the victim and the offender through a series of unique and immersive experiences. We show young people how the choices they make, and the consequences of those choices, are intrinsically linked.


Resources for young people

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Resources for teachers and practitioners

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Resources for parents

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Your donation will help us to educate young people about the dangers of knife crime and help us to achieve our vision: that no family or community should suffer the loss of a life to knife crime

Knife crime statistics


percent increase in knife crime in England and Wales from 2014 to 2020.


Police-recorded offences involving a knife or sharp instrument in the 12 months to June 2021


children aged just 17 or younger were murdered with a knife or sharp object in 2019. This represents the highest number of children murdered in over a decade

Ben's Story

Ben Kinsella was just 16 years old when he was stabbed to death in a horrific act of senseless violence on the 29th June 2008 in Islington, London

Learn About Ben’s Story