Safeguarding children and young people in education from knife crime (Ofsted, March 2019)
The Knife Crime (Ofsted, 2019) research sought to find out:
- What are schools…doing to safeguard young people from knife crime while on school premises?
- How are schools…giving children the knowledge and skills to stay safer in their local communities?
- How are exclusions being used when children bring knives to school?
Home Office #knifefree lesson plans for KS3&4
One of the challenges outlined on the Ofsted research report was the problem of finding high-quality resources to help talk about knife crime with pupils. The Home Office and the PSHE Association have a set of materials for use with Key Stage 3 and 4.
Youth Offending Team; Weapons Awareness and Serious Youth Violence sessions:
The Youth Offending Team offer workshops to schools to address Weapons Awareness and Serious Youth Violence’. They also notify and share the risk assessments children on YOT caseloads for a more coherent response is provided for the young person. If schools have any questions they can contact Scott on: 01753 69 0447 or firstname.lastname@example.org.