A FREE knife crime workshop for parents is being held in Whitefield after a teenager was stabbed to death in Bury.
Abdikarim Abdalla Ahmed, 18, was fatally stabbed on Market Street on Friday March 11.
He was rushed to hospital where he died a short time later.
A knife workshop class will be held at the Victoria Community and Youth Center on Charles Street in Whitefield from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday April 21 to help address the issue of young people carrying blades.
Center President Dean Hamer said: “This is a course specifically designed for parents, providing you with the facts to help them feel more confident when talking to their child about stab wounds, as well as practical help and advice, and where to find support.
“It’s going to be designed to give parents support and ways to cope when they’re concerned their child is involved in knife crime and how to have conversations with them, not attack or challenge but have that tough conversation. they might have to have.”
The workshop will bring together government partners and Greater Manchester Police.
The professionals delivering the course will be people who have worked with the Rio Ferdinand Foundation and the Ben Kinsella Trust, as well as tutors from the Salford Youth Offending Service and the Salford Safeguarding Training Board.
Dean added: “The team are very experienced in delivering issue-based topics to young people, carers, parents and hard-to-reach professional workers in many different local authorities across the UK.”
To reserve a place on the course visit www.vcyc.org.uk with places strictly limited to 40.