Knife Crime and Youth Violence Prevention

R.E.A.L. SERVICES Believe...

That only together can we build a better community.


Knife Crime and Youth Violence Prevention 

Here at Real, we believe that only together can we make a better community by empowering young people to become the very best versions of themselves.

Real Services believe in both being the change and implementing the change we all want to see.

We provide an emphatic and pragmatic service for young people & educational professionals to communicate safely about potentially dangerous situations. These subjects include Knife Crime and Youth Violence Prevention, Gun Crime, Gang Awareness, County Lines & Gang Led Drug Trafficking, as well as Drugs & Alcohol Awareness, along with other social and community issues. We encourage positive exercises & activities that support a youngsters personal development, safety and confidence.

We have a wealth of excellent advanced strategies that puts us in a unique position when it comes to engaging the vulnerable or disengaged.  We focus on building confidence, improving communication skills and raising self-esteem. Our objective is to inspire others to engage in furthering their education or training while opening up and covering a wide range of more exciting and engaging opportunities for young people.


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Our team's highly esteemed and respected work with young people,
adults and professionals is always innovative, educational and incredibly productive!

Real Services promote and encourage the fundamental skills a young person needs to live a positive and productive life within our community, while increasing their ability to recognise the consequences of their actions.

Our workshops are led by professionals who are trained by the criminal justice system, and have unique experiences of the issues discussed. Our evidence based, caring approach incentivises a bridge of trust, motivation & inspiration to be built upon that is second to none.

Our team aim to make a direct impact on youth by providing real guidance and hope for the future.

Real services have been welcomed and received positively in many schools, universities and statutory service conferences/events. We deliver a range of services that come highly recommended by Staffordshire Police, Staffordshire Safeguarding Children Board, Statutory Services and many other Educational Establishments. 

Our aim is to draw special attention to the positive in young people, including competency-building skills, life skills, social skills, academic advancements, motivation and constructive community involvement. please view some of our testimonials.

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Real services offer a comprehensive range of engaging
and educational support workshops on critical social issues.

Knife Crime and Youth Violence Prevention | Intervention to Engage and Inspire... To fire enthusiasm and
encourage young people to seek a greater purpose in life.


Real Services workshops and coaching sessions are devoted to understanding the difficulties of today’s youth and associated gang crime culture. Each young individual has a real chance to evaluate and help to repair poor judgement calls and ill-informed decisions from the past. 

Our workshops endeavour to draw out the potential for greatness inside every one of today’s disadvantaged youth and teenager.


Real Services are mindful of mentoring the progression of vulnerable young people from impoverished backgrounds who present challenging behaviour. We aim to help them accomplish genuine change for the good while recognising and hearing their current troubles and difficulties.

Our Educational Workshops and Outreach Mentoring Sessions centre around implementing positive change while helping to address society and social problems, for example; knife crime, gun crime, gangs, alcohol abuse, drugs and bullying.

Feedback Testimonials

Laura Burgess,
Assistant Principal of Reach Alpha Academy Trust

As Assistant Principal, Head of Inclusion, SENDCo and Designated Safeguarding Lead of a registered Alternative Provision it was clear to observe that there was a need for intervention in regards to keeping our vulnerable children safe from gang affiliation the culture and risks that are generated from it. 

There was also a need to raised aspiration, raise awareness and empower students to be able to make positive life changing decisions.

Reach Alpha Academy Trust’s Safeguarding Team commissioned Saint Sterling – Real Services over a year ago. Saint Sterling’s charismatic emotive deliveries of his own personal experiences of his life as a gang member captured and engaged our students allowing a clear message to resignate. It allowed them to recognise their own possible vulnerabilities, the dangers of exploitation and  long/short term ramifications of gang involvement. Real Talk have also worked with students on an individual basis.

Real Services impact can be clearly measured as there has been a significant reduction of safeguarding concerns around gang/youth violence and student involvement in knife crime. I strongly recommend Real Services to enriched student personal development

Zoe Simpson
Designated Safeguarding Lead, Reach Acadamy

As the DSL for the Reach Acadamy based in Stoke-on-Trent I was approached by Saint to do his very first student ‘Real Talk’ Gang and Youth Violence session back in 2019. At the time many of our students were requiring intervention; as many were discussed on the North and South Gang and Youth Violence Meetings.

Saint’s first session was an outstanding success, I was very nervous as I had placed all our students in the same group together, but Saint commanded the room and their attention.

Saint was able through his own ‘lived experience’ to share the truth with regards to youth violence, knife crime, gang affiliation and criminal exploitation to all of our students. Saint’s delivery was so powerful all of our students sat in absolute silence and in awe, you could hear a pin drop in the room.

The impact of the session was that over the next few weeks after Saint had talked to our students the numbers of students that we’re previously discussed on the gang and youth violence panel meetings reduced dramatically. Names started coming off those youth violence panels one after the other. That was the true impact.

Due to the changing nature of the Reach Academy and different students coming on and off roll; we have had Saint in again on numerous occasions to speak to our students. Saint has also done one to one work with our most vulnerable students to help them recognise their own vulnerabilities, the risks to them and how others are exploiting them. So that students can make informed choices and choose a different pathway and future for themselves.

I cannot recommend Saint Sterling and Real Talk enough, if you’ve not got him booked in then what are you waiting for.

If you would like to arrange a Real Services workshop or chat with us about what we have to offer,
please email us at or call us on 
07494 551403.
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