GUN CONTROL NETWORK
An organisation that campaigns for tighter controls on all guns in Britain and a greater awareness of the dangers associated with gun ownership and use. It recognises the existence of a significant minority interest in shooting for sport and its proposals endeavour to strike an appropriate balance between the sport-shooting interest and the overriding interest in public safety. Its activities and objectives are predicated on the belief that the interests of public safety demand a reduction in the availability and attractiveness of firearms of all kinds.
INTERNATIONAL ACTION NETWORK ON SMALL ARMS (IANSA)
The International Action Network on Small Arms (IANSA) is the global movement against gun violence - a network of 800 civil society organisations working in 120 countries to stop the proliferation and misuse of small arms and light weapons (SALW). IANSA seeks to make people safer from gun violence by securing stronger regulation on guns in society and better controls on arms exports. IANSA is composed of a wide range of organisations concerned with small arms, including policy development organisations, national gun control groups, women's groups, research institutes, aid agencies, faith groups, survivors, human rights and community action organisations.
A Campaign run jointly by Amnesty International, International Action Network on Small Arms and Oxfam International, calling for a global legally binding Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) to stop weapons being used to fuel conflict, poverty and human rights abuses and to ease the suffering caused by irresponsible transfers of conventional weapons and munitions.
International firearm injury prevention and policy. In a sea of web sites offering unverified, polarised opinions on gun violence, GunPolicy.org provides information of armed violence and gun laws, evidence-based, country-by-country intelligence from a broad range of official and academic sources. This university site is for researchers, officials, journalists students, teachers and advocates who need accurate citations and rapid access to credible sources.
GUN VIOLENCE ARCHIVE
The Gun Violence Archive is an online archive of gun violence incidents collected from over 1,500 media, law enforcement, government and commercial sources daily in an effort to provide near-real time data about the results of gun violence. Gun Violence Archive (GVA) is a not for profit corporation formed in 2013. The mission of GVA is to document incidents of gun violence and gun crime to provide raw, verified data to those who need to use it in their research, advocacy or writing.
SUPPORT AFTER MURDER & MANSLAUGHTER (SAMM)
If you have lost someone dear to you through murder or manslaughter you are not alone. SAMM offer a confidential helpline where you can talk to someone who has experienced the devastating effects of this most distressing crime. SAMM offer understanding support, a listening ear, a shoulder to lean on in times of severe emotional crisis. Please phone SAMM helpline for information and support on 0845 872 344 or 0121 451 1618.
Maypole supports women, before, during and after separation and divorce, and campaigns for the needs of women and their children to be recognised in family law.
THE NO WAY TRUST
Prison Me! No-Way! is a national educational charity with a core aim of raising awareness among young people about the causes, consequences and penalties of crime. Services designed to help eight to 18 year olds from all walks of life and cultural backgrounds; they are top quality, accessible, flexible, effective and available right across the country. Set up as a project by prison officers in 1993, PMNW! has operated as the No Way Trust since 1995, and has reached more than 5 million young people through the hard work and sheer determination of its volunteers, staff and trustees.
WORLDS COLLIDE RESOURCE PACK
The resource pack comprises an explanatory letter, a DVD film produced by young people of St. Birinus School Didcot and Thames Valley Police (after pupils and staff were inspired by a presentation from an officer from Thames Valley Police delivered in assembly about the risks and consequences of having a replica or imitation firearm), pupil sheets, teacher sheets, information about the law relating to air weapons and bb guns, and the Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006. The pack was created with support from the 'StayWise Team'.
Recommended for National Curriculum Key Stage 3/Year7/PSHE 2g.3j : Key Stage 3/Year 8/PSHE 2g.3j: Key Stage 3/Year 9/PSHE 2g.3j : Key Stage 4/Year 10/PSHE 1d,2b,3c : Key Stage 4/Year 11/PSHE 1d,2b,3c : QCA Key stage 3 Citisenship/Unit 2 Crime
THE STAYWISE PROJECT
StayWise was developed from the meeting of corporate and public sector minds. They have championed the e-Government ethos and endeavoured to create an accessible, maintainable and versatile education tool that can grow and adapt as quickly as the needs of its users. The Team is based at Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters. Their aim is to collate existing educational resources from emergency services and other agencies from around the country and present them for use by teachers and others.
GUNS AND KNIVES TAKE LIVES
An excellent initiative created by South Yorkshire Police involving a dedicated team of firearms officers raising awareness of the impact of gun and knife crime. Firearms Officers visit schools in South Yorkshire delivering presentations incorporating music, resource DVD's, case studies, role play, student participation, information, demonstrations, questions and answers and humour.
LEAP CONFRONTING CONFLICT
A national registered charity providing opportunities, regionally and nationally, for young people and adults to explore creative approaches to conflicts in their lives. Since 1987 Leap has been raising awareness of conflicts facing young people in the community. Helping young people to find possible solutions to the issues they face and training adults who work with young people to confront conflict.
SURVIVORS OF BEREAVEMENT BY SUICIDE
A self-help organisation which exists to meet the needs and break the isolation of those bereaved by the suicide of a close relative or friend. Many of their volunteers have themselves been bereaved by suicide. They offer emotional and practical support in a number of ways:- Confidential telephone helpline, Support information, Help by e-mail, Group meetings (in a number of locations), One-day conferences, Residential events, Information relating to practical issues and problems. They aim to provide a safe, confidential environment in which bereaved people can share their experiences and feelings so giving and gaining support from each other. They strive to improve public awareness and maintain contacts with other statutory and voluntary organisations.
ADVOCACY AFTER FATAL DOMESTIC ABUSE (AAFDA)
A National Registered Charity offering practical and emotional support after fatal domestic abuse incidents. If you are in turmoil after a loved one has died through domestic abuse and you could do with some understanding and assistance they will try their best to help you.
METROPOLITAN POLICE CAMPAIGN - GIRLS AND GUNS
Information regarding Metropolitan Police campaign regarding the trend for girls to store guns for their boyfriends. Details and a Poster and information regarding the law and sentences for those found hiding a gun for someone else.
ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL DATA SERVICE
Website containing information about the use of data in learning and teaching, and advice for teachers and students on aspects of using data resources in lectures and self-study. The use of real-life data in teaching adds interest and relevance.
KIDS TASK FORCE
A Charitable Foundation that aims to help every child in Britain learn how to handle risk and lead a safer life. Resource information for children aged 3 - 5, 7 - 11 and 11 - 16 in association with Miss Dorothy. For more information visit www.thekidstaskforce.com
LEAMINGTON PEACE FESTIVAL
The Leamington Peace Festival aims to promote peace and equality between people and nations while living in harmony with the environment. The Festival is an opportunity for local artists, campaigners, community groups and Leamington people to come together to share two days of inspiration and celebration. A free festival featuring two entertainment areas, a children's tent, a workshop tent, and over a hundred stalls representing charities, religious and philosophical groups, healers, pressure groups, craftspeople, and fair traders. www.peacefestival.org.uk
THE WOMEN'S INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE FOR PEACE AND FREEDOM
A non-profit non-governmental organisation working to bring together women of different views and different philosophical and religious backgrounds determined to study and make know the causes of war and work for a permanent peace and to unite women worldwide and who oppose oppression and exploitation. National Sections in 37 countries including the UK. Visit http://www.ukwilpf.org.uk/ for more information.
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