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Schools Play Shortlisted for National Award

The schools play, ‘Balisong’, produced in partnership with Fast Forward and Strange Town Theatre, has been shortlisted for a Herald Society Award under the Partnership Award category.

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NKBL Webinar Preventing Violence in a Recession - Thursday 26th November 2020

We held a webinar on preventing violence in a recession, where we discussed the challenges of preventing violence during a recession while maintaining a rights-based approach.

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Understanding the Teenage Brain

All of our brains have neurochemicals that work together (we call it the Brain’s Amazing Drugs Cabinet) to create different emotional states depending on how we are feeling physically, mentally and emotionally.

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Children's Rights and Knife Crime Prevention

We break it down for you using five articles of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child as a framework.

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Restorative Practices & NKBL

Last week we held our first No Knives, Better Lives Community of Practice. A community of practice is a network of individuals with common problems or interests who get together to explore ways of working, identify common solutions, and share good practice and ideas.

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10 Tips for Parenting Teenagers

AT NKBL, we’ve noticed increasing engagement with the advice we have available for parents, like advice on starting a conversation with your child about knife carrying, or how to encourage positive choices.

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#STOPKNIFECRIME With The Ben Kinsella Trust

Ben Kinsella was just 16 years old when he was stabbed to death on 29th June, 2008 in Islington, London. After Ben’s death, his family set up the Ben Kinsella Trust to speak out about knife crime and campaign for change.

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What Happens Now? Knife Carrying After Covid 19

2020 has seen major shifts that are going to cause huge socio-economic and cultural changes to society as we know it.  This is no exaggeration. 

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Knife Carrying Prevention Work in Youth Justice Settings

We’re excited to be launching our newest resource, Knife Carrying Prevention Work in Youth Justice Settings, this week at the National Youth Justice Conference in Stirling.

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2020 and NKBL- A New Approach

These are unprecedented times and as we move forward together, we need to ensure that young people are at the heart of how our service pivots towards their needs.

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Hoodies, Knives and Dark Alleys - The Representation of Knife Crime in the Media

Google search will confirm that these articles are often accompanied by stock photos that look like this. Sounds quite scary, doesn’t it?

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Case Study - PC Lee Brodie

I am a Police Officer working in a violence prevention role for Lothian and Scottish Borders Division. I’ve been working with No Knives, Better Lives products for approximately 18 months, both delivering materials to young people and as a ‘trainer-of-trainers’, coaching colleagues and other professionals on delivery.

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