Published on - 12-06-2018
The campaign challenges perceptions that carrying a knife is normal and aims to make young people safer.
The Home Office recently launched a campaign aimed at reducing knife crime, with a particular focus on young people aged 10-21.
As part of the campaign, the Home Office has set up a dedicated website (www.knifefree.co.uk), which provides advice for young people and those working with them, and signposts support services. The Home Office has also produced a range of posters and graphics for schools.
To further support schools, the DfE’s searching, screening and confiscation advice for headteachers, school staff and governing bodies has been updated. The changes clarify the law on the deletion of images from mobile phones and the confiscation of prohibited items such as knives and weapons.