The Home Office has launched a new advertising campaign to reduce knife crime among young people, supported by free education lesson plans and resources from the PSHE Association.

Using real-life stories of young people, the #knifefree campaign aims to highlight the consequences of carrying a knife and to inspire young people to pursue positive alternatives.

Raise awareness of this campaign to pupils, students and young people you work with to help encourage them to make safe and responsible choices not to carry knives.

The PSHE Association have created free-to-download lessons and teacher guidance for KS3 and KS4 which use real life stories of young people’s experiences to educate and deter.

Additional resources for KS2 have been provided by The Ben Kinsella Trust and No Lives Better Lives which can be accessed via the additional resources button below under the knife/street crime tab: