As part of the national NKBL programme, we provide a variety of materials to support practitioners to deliver the message locally. All our resources are free to use and we are happy for other organisations to reference our materials with appropriate credits. If you have any queries, contact the team:


  • PDF of Toolkits to download
  • All our films and audios to download
  • Reports & Evaluations
  • Presentations – from Network Events & presentations that can be used for delivery.
  • Interactive Resources
  • Stock Images- to download
  • Front cover of the Your Choice alcohol and violence prevention toolkit showing multi-coloured ovals against a black background

    Your Choice – Alcohol and violence prevention toolkit


    Updated: 5 August 2021

  • Sharper Solutions Covid toolkit

    Sharper Solutions- During Covid

    Example of activities that can be delivered at a social distance. Download

    Updated: 31 January 2021

  • Brief Interventions

    Brief Intervention cards to be use when you're out and about - ideal for detached youth workers and street-workers.

    Updated: 3 July 2020

  • Nae Danger

    A young person’s bystander guide to understanding how to safely intervene in a situation when someone you know is carrying a knife. Download

    Updated: 2 July 2020

  • Sharper Solutions

    YouthLink Scotland is pleased to endorse the third edition of the Sharp Solutions toolkit, now called Sharper Solutions. Download

    Updated: 1 July 2020

  • Knife Carrying Prevention Work in Youth Justice Settings

    This resource is for practitioners working in youth justice settings. It is specifically designed to support secondary prevention work with young people who have carried a knife or who may be particularly at risk of making the decision to carry a knife. Download

    Updated: 30 June 2020

  • What would you do: The role of bystander in knife crime prevention.

    This resource is intended to support classroom inputs to secondary school pupils and joins our collection of resources to support the delivery of the Scottish Government’s No Knives, Better Lives program. Download

    Updated: 29 June 2020

  • Marks Story

    This toolkit is designed to be used with the NKBL film, One Knife, Many Victims (Mark’s Story). Download

    Updated: 28 June 2020

  • Playing it Safe

    Playing it Safe - Primary School Resource Download

    Updated: 26 June 2020

  • Lesson Plan

    This Lesson Plan is intended to support both an assembly and classroom type input to secondary pupils. Download

    Updated: 24 June 2020

  • NKBL Integrating Knife Crime Prevention and Education into Curriculum for Excellence

    Guide for integrating knife crime prevention and education into Curriculum for Excellence. Download

    Updated: 21 June 2020

  • Sharp facts

    Real facts on knife crime for young people, to help them make positive choices for themselves. View the Sharp facts interactive. Download

    Updated: 18 June 2020

  • Peer Educators

    This handbook is a support resource for young people, like you, who are training to be No Knives, Better Lives peer educators. Download

    Updated: 15 June 2020

  • We-CTV Creative Directors Handbook

    We-CTV digital toolkit, redesigned to reflect the newest issues tackled by the We-CTV Competition. This can be used by practitioners as on off-the-shelf resource and a way for groups to run their own We-CTV Competition locally. Download

    Updated: 5 September 2018

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