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Imagine a Man: What is it like to be a boy or young man in Scotland in 2021?

In 2021 as part of the No Knives, Better Lives programme, YouthLink Scotland explored what it is like to be a boy or young man in Scotland today. The purpose of the research was to develop and deepen our understanding of how young people feel about masculinity and growing up. Lots of young people took […]

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National Hate Crime Awareness Week - Celebrating Difference

For Hate Crime Awareness Week this year the Scottish Alliance Against Prejudice and Hate Crime is running a social media campaign called ‘Prejudice Leads 2 Hate’

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Nae Danger video game launched across Scotland

The new Nae Danger Game has been designed for schools and youth organisations and aims to empower young people to stand up, speak out and get help if a friend or someone they know is carrying a knife.

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How Does the Media Influence Knife Crime?

When your local paper reports an incident of knife carrying in your area, how does that make you feel? Reassured? Indifferent? Now think about how a young person might view that same story.

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5 Ways Youth Workers can Support Young People's Participation in Prevention

s part of National Youth Work Week 2018, we are celebrating by highlighting the youth work elements that are at the heart of our prevention approach.

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Penificent Comics - Effective Communication Through Visual Aid

Penificent has a unique approach to highlighting young people’s issues and positively influence change through comics and workshops. Penificent Publishing, address relatable issues in society in a creative way through entertainment and publishing.

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Detached Youth Work Webinar Series - Getting Started with Detached Youth Work

Welcome to NKBL’s Detached Youth Work Month! In this webinar, we’re chatting with Mary and Shelley from Granton Youth in Edinburgh about getting started with detached youth work.

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A Young Artist's Perspective on Criminal Issues within the Community

During lockdown 2020, creative projects were a way to take your mind off the situation and turn a waste of time into a productive activity.

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Are You NKBL Trained?

NKBL offers free training to practitioners who want to develop primary prevention sessions with young people.  Practitioners can be from a range of disciplines such as police, youth workers, teachers and social workers.

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Detached Youth Work Month - February 2021

In light of ongoing restrictions, we decided to focus February on detached youth work. Detached youth work is a model of youth work practice targeted at young people on their territory, like streets, parks, and open and shared public spaces.

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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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