Story and photo by Avant Homes
Anthony Olaseinde is a security professional who offers his time to raising awareness of knife crime and how communities can help prevent it. He offers free workshops to Sheffield schools through his ‘Keep Sheffield Stainless’ campaign.
Anthony and a team of volunteers work to create a safe place for those affected by knife crime to come together and reduce the number of knives on the street. The project collective talks to youngsters, the impact of carrying a knife, how to handle confrontations and managing conflict resolution.
Keep Sheffield Stainless also offers a free knife/weapon collection and disposal service. Its volunteers work to reduce knife crime by safely collecting weapons in an agreed location – while following police guidelines and documenting all collections.