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We Need to Talk About Aces...but Other Things Too

It seems that everyone is talking about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). On Twitter, at conferences, in the office, in Parliament and even on film.

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Being a Peer Educator - Sophie

Sophie, PSYV Dundee East, talks about what it means to be a Peer Educator.

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Why Bystander Work Should be Central to our Knife Crime Prevention Approach

When NKBL first started back in 2009, our approach to prevention centred on ensuring that young people were aware of the potentially devastating legal and consequences of carrying a knife, as well as supporting young people’s resilience to the influences and pressures that might lead to carrying a knife.

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Don't be a Bystander, be a Friend - NKBL Youth Workshop

Each year, No Knives, Better Lives hosts two network events for partners. Our last network event in September was an unconference for practitioners to get together and discuss positive prevention.

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Behind the Scenes on Stock Images Project

Since our last blog, we’ve made lots of progress in the stock images project. In November, we ran three workshops with young people in HMYOI Polmont and the Good Shepherd Centre.

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#ActionAgainst-KnifeCrime with UK Youth Parliment

We’ve partnered up with UK Youth Parliament for their national #ActionAgainstKnifeCrime campaign.

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What We've Learnt from Instagram

Over the past 9 months, the NKBL team has been working with creative agencies to launch a NKBL Instagram profile.

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Case Study- PC Kenny Blades in Cumberland

PC Kenny Blades, Community Safety Officer from Police Scotland, shares his story about working with young people to prevent knife crime in North Lanarkshire.

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A View from the Front Line

Youth workers play a very important role when it comes to the reduction of young people carrying knives. The G15 Youth Project operates in the north west of Glasgow with young people aged 12-25.

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NKBL In Polmont

I am a Sergeant in Police Scotland and have completed 29 years police service in a variety of mostly front-line roles. 

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10 Years of NKBL in North Ayrshire

My name is Damian Taylor and I’m a Community Worker for North Ayrshire Council. I’ve been working with the national No Knives Better Lives Team for 10 years.

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Top 5 Tips for Prevention Work

Over the last eight years (yes, eight years!), we’ve learned a lot about best practice in prevention from the young people, practitioners, peer educators, organisations and researchers that we’ve had the privilege of working with.

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