• Top five things we have learned in 10 years of NKBL

    25 April 2019 By admin
    This year marks 10 years since the then Scottish government Cabinet secretary for Justice Sectary, Kenny MacAskill, launched No Knives Better Lives (NKBL) in March 2009. NKBL is the Scottish governments approach to tackling knife crime. Working in partnership with YouthLink Scotland; the national agency for youth work. NKBL has evolved a lot in 10 […]
  • New stock images on knife crime aim to change media narrative around young people

    12 March 2019 By Orielle
    A new collection of stock images on knife crime have been launched in an effort to reduce the use of graphic and sensationalised images in the media of young people. The project, named ‘Taking Stock’, involved co-designing the images with young people with experience of offending. Young people looked at images currently used to portray […]
    NKBL and youth work
  • Background of NKBL branded canvas bags. Text overlay reads: "Resilience, bouncing back and millennial 'snowflakes'. Vicki Ridley"

    Resilience, bouncing back and millennial ‘snowflakes’

    25 February 2019 By Orielle
    The last decade has seen the theory of resilience gain increasing traction as a way of generally explaining why some young people fare better than others. Often seen as a buzzword, the theory of resilience is used to describe how some young people can endure ‘toxic stress,’ caused by living with Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). […]
    NKBL and youth work
  • Behind the scenes on stock images project

    11 February 2019 By Orielle
    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. The young people represented a mix of ages, backgrounds and experiences. This mix meant the young people had lots to discuss and had different […]
    NKBL and youth work
  • #ActionAgainstKnifeCrime with UK Youth Parliament

    28 January 2019 By Orielle
    We’ve partnered up with UK Youth Parliament for their national #ActionAgainstKnifeCrime campaign.
    NKBL in schools, Implementing NKBL locally, NKBL toolkits, NKBL and youth work, Peer education
  • Meet the NKBL Team

    29 November 2018 By admin
    We’ve had a few staff changes over the past few months so thought we’d reintroduce ourselves and let you know which aspects of NKBL we work on.
  • How does the media influence knife crime?

    13 November 2018 By admin
    Just some of the words used by practitioners to describe the current images used by media outlets for stories on knife carrying and crime.
    NKBL and youth work
  • 5 ways youth workers can support young people’s participation in prevention

    5 November 2018 By admin
    As 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.
    Implementing NKBL locally, NKBL toolkits, NKBL and youth work, Peer education
  • Are you NKBL trained?

    29 October 2018 By admin
    NKBL offers free training to practitioners who want to develop primary prevention sessions with young people.
    Implementing NKBL locally, NKBL toolkits
  • Schools play shortlisted for national award

    15 October 2018 By admin
    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.
    NKBL in schools
  • September 2018 News

    14 September 2018 By admin
    The next NKBL network event will be taking place on Thursday 1st November in Glasgow. The focus will be on delivering prevention work in schools.
    NKBL in schools, NKBL and youth work
  • Understanding the Teenage Brain

    13 September 2018 By admin
    Sarah from SCCR explains how understanding the inner workings of the teenage brain can be helpful for parents.
  • Children’s Rights and Knife Crime Prevention

    13 September 2018 By admin
    How do children's rights play a role in knife crime prevention? We explain using the UNCRC.
    Implementing NKBL locally, NKBL and youth work
  • 10 Tips for Parenting Teenagers

    13 September 2018 By admin
    Alison Clancy from Parenting Across Scotland gives us 10 tips for parenting teenagers.
    Implementing NKBL locally, NKBL and youth work
  • #StopKnifeCrime with the Ben Kinsella Trust

    13 September 2018 By admin
    We are working with the Ben Kinsella Trust to tell Ben's story and stop knife crime.

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