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Project information

Lives Not Knives teachers resource package

A DVD to educate young people about knife crime and gang culture by using the experiences from members of the community. Interviews from a mother whose son is in prison for 22yrs for murder, A police officer who has dealt with a knife assault and murder. A judge who has to choose a sentence

1 school year

Charity information: Lives Not Knives

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  • Need


    Knife crime and youth violence


    Acting as a resource for teachers. The DVD will work as a preventative tool to educate young people of the consequences of knife crime and gang culture.

    LNK staff will be on hand to handle any issues that the teacher may come across.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Teach 10,000 young people about the dangers of knife crime


    » Teach teachers in 10 Secondary schools how to use the resources.

    What success will look like

    Monitor and evaluate the resource by way of feed back from Teachers and Students.

  • Impact


    Providing a resource to teachers, who may not have experience with knife culture and are not able to approach the subject. By providing the resource we can share the consequences of knife crime to prevent young people from picking up a knife. LNK members will be on hand to tackle any questions that may arise.


    Supporting the teachers to use the resource actively.
    To deal with this risk we will have a dedicated and trained support contact at LNK available to answer any questions that the teaching staff may have.


    via email and social media

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £15,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £15,000 Teacher Training Provide training for teachers in 10 Primary and Secondary schools
  • Background


    We will start using the resource in local schools. Locally we deliver workshops to 100000 young people in Primary and Secondary schools (10-16 year olds) but the resource will be able to be used nationally. With the resent rise in knife crime figures. LNK are approached regularly for resources for schools. The demand is ever increasing.


    We envisage over 10000 school children per year as a direct project with LNK. However we can use national partners to help deliver the resource nationally.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    LNK have delivered preventative knife crime workshops for 10 years and our success rate is measured and evaluated every two years. To date 98% of young people we have worked with have understood and acknowledged the impact our project has made. By educating the young people of the consequences of knife crime the young people are more aware of the dangers.

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    Alisha Bryan - Fidoe

    Project Manager