Story about a group of friends who are groomed and lured into county lines, delivering packages to various areas using their own dedicated phone lines and public transport; Jamie one of the characters regrets picking up a knife for protection.
A story addressing county lines, grooming and knife crime that is set to educate children to think about choices and consequences of their actions. A partnership with the Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner Humberside.
Christina Gabbitas is a children’s author and founder of Children’s Literature Festivals charity, who spends a lot of her time within schools inspiring children to read and write through her books and national poetry initiative. Winner of a Sue Ryder Education award in 2016, TPBP Dame Beryl Bainbridge Award in 2017 and TPBP Best Achievement Award in 2019 for ‘Share Some Secrets’ a story that encourages children to speak out, and is also helping the charity to raise funds with book sales. Christina is an Honorary Member of the NSPCC Council and her latest partnership is with the Police & Crime Commissioners Office Humberside.
“It is vitally important for us to invest in the future of our young people, who may be at risk of being diverted into crime or at danger of being exploited. We are proud to work with Christina Gabbitas to engage with young people. The ‘No More Knives’ story is a brilliant way of educating children and young people on the dangers of being exploited.
Keith Hunter – Police & Crime Commissioner Humberside