Peer educators

No Knives, Better Lives Peer Educators are young people who work in their communities to raise awareness of the risks and consequences of knife crime.


Find information here on what’s involved and how to get started, plus links to our crime prevention resources.


What is peer education?


NKBL Peer Educators are young people from across Scotland who have completed our peer education training course. They work with us to help raise awareness of the risks and consequences of carrying a knife.  They do this by speaking to and working with other young people in their community.


Read Sophie’s blog about what it means to be a Peer Educator with NKBL here.


There are now over 130 NKBL Peer Educators in Scotland doing an amazing job and making their communities safer places to live.  All of them have said that the training helped them develop confidence and lots of new skills that they could use in different ways.


Our peer education project is run by national youth work organisation Fast Forward. It was voted the People’s Choice in the Community Safety Awards and also came runner-up in the National Initiatives category.

Already a NKBL Peer Educator?

You’ll find lots of resources to help you design and run sessions in your local area on our Resources for Peer Educators page.


To chat with other Peer Educators and to let us know what you’re doing in your area, join the NKBL Peer Educators Facebook Group.

Find out more

Information for young people about crime.

Straight-talking information about drugs.

Useful contacts, activities and events in your area.

Help & Support

If you’re worried and would like to talk to someone contact:




Speak to or email someone about any worry, any time.

0800 11 11 11




Info and advice if you’re feeling low or worried (for older young people).

0800 83 85 87





Practitioners from our network discuss relevant issues.