The entrance to The Ben Kinsella Trust knife crime exhibition.


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Our Mission

The Ben Kinsella Trust campaigns for action and justice for those affected by knife crime and educates young people so that they can make positive choices to stay safe.

Our Vision

No family or community should suffer the loss of a life to knife crime.



We constantly improve our services by staying focused on outcomes.


Preventing knife crime requires collective action. We work with young people, government and stakeholders because we recognise that we can’t do this alone.


We reflect the young people and communities we work with. We are non-judgemental and understanding.

The Power of Education

We believe in prevention through education. Young people should be educated about the dangers of knife crime.


We are an inclusive and universal charity. We believe it’s important that everyone is educated about the dangers of knife crime and how to stay safe.


We reflect the true, real experience of real people with real stories. Our work is always reflective and representative of people with lived experience of knife crime.

Theory of change

Our theory of change demonstrates how we operate across three key areas in order to reach our goal: that no family or community should suffer the loss of a life to knife crime. Our provision is underpinned by the belief that young people can be educated to stay away from knife crime and keep themselves safe.

Our interventions with young people are bolstered by our collaboration with others (we recognise that we cannot reach our vision alone) and our campaigning (we recognise that there must be greater societal and governmental intervention to reach our vision).

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