A young brunette teacher leaning over a desk speaking to a secondary school student after her knife crime training at the Ben Kinsella Trust.


Training for Teachers, School Leaders & Education Professionals

Preventing knife crime in schools

Our course covers the important safeguarding topics of serious youth violence, knife crime, and the supportive role that schools and education professionals have in preventing young people being criminally exploited.

Our online knife crime training sessions are intended for teachers, school leaders, education professionals, pastoral staff, safeguarding leads, volunteers, governors in Primary, Secondary, Post-16, AP, SEN and other school settings.

The workshops are hosted by The Ben Kinsella Trust.

Knife Crime Awareness Training

1 hour - This workshop covers the following topics:

  • Fear as a driver of knife crime

  • The cycle of trauma and knife crime

  • The impact of knife crime on individuals, families and communities

  • Understanding trauma and stress responses and how they affect communication and

  • Positive approaches to supporting young people

  • Reducing fear and building resilience

  • Communicating effectively with young people

  • Resources and further support

Helping Young People Stay Safe In School Training

1.5 hours - This workshop covers the following topics:

  • Exploring the drivers of knife crime and serious youth violence

  • Vulnerabilities and risk factors for young people and families

  • Recognising the current landscape for young people; social media, exploitation,
    violence and gangs

  • The link between trauma, peer orientation and exploitation

  • Contextual safeguarding in educational settings

  • Understanding how ‘issues’ with peers can escalate and how young people can
    manage them

  • Empowering young people to prevent harms

  • Further support and resources available

Ben Kinsella Trust Training


This was the most informative course I have been on, jam packed with information and awareness that would not be found anywhere, this course really gave me a real life insight and the priceless information that could help keep my own and other children safe.
Attendee at the Knife Crime Awareness workshop
Honestly incredible and hats off to both team members who presented at the workshop - they truly did a fantastic job considering it is such a tough topic to discuss. I couldn't praise them enough!!
Attendee at the Knife Crime Awareness workshop
It was an amazing experience and really impactful and informative.
Attendee at the Knife Crime Awareness workshop

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