Certificate in Knife Crime for Education Providers

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Certificate in Knife Crime for Education Providers

Course Duration: 50 minutes (approx.)

As knife crime is on the increase, educational institutions have a duty of care to keep young people safe. It’s essential that all staff who work with children and young individuals are aware of their safeguarding responsibilities around knife crime. In 2019, Ofsted made a number of policy and practical recommendations for schools to consider. The report was in response to agencies, schools, colleges and other educational providers who want to do more given the huge impact knife crime is having on young people.

Our Essential CPD course on knife crime provides you and your staff with the core content you need to ensure you are able to tackle knife crime effectively. Delivered in high-quality video CPD format that has been skilfully organised for busy workloads and is accessible on any device, anytime, anywhere, our knife crime training has been designed to provide maximum learning potential in the leanest, most cost effective and most time-efficient manner.

Delivered by subject matter expert Craig Pinkney, the course contains links to further learning, resources and activities throughout, with knowledge tests and assessments to help you evidence your knife crime training compliance.

Designed in line with the following policies

  • Ofsted ‘Safeguarding children and young people in education from knife crime’

Learning Outcomes

  • Review key findings from the Ofsted ‘Safeguarding children and young people in education from knife crime’ report.
  • Explore the extent of the problem of knife crime within the UK.
  • Understand the term ‘violent hours’ and factors for schools to consider.
  • Understand the Ofsted recommendations and identify key policy and practice areas.
  • How schools can be effective in reducing knife related incidents.

Course Units


This CPD certified course will help you to better understand your roles and responsibilities in relation to Knife Crime. It is aimed at governors, senior leaders and members of school staff who work in all school settings, from early years through to...

Module 1: Defining Knife Crime

In module 1, you will learn exactly what knife crime is defined as and the criminal offences that relate to it. You will learn about a different range of factors relating to knife crime and explore some of the terminology and statistics that research...

Module 2: Ofsted Recommendations

Module 2 will cover recommendations made by Ofsted and explore the five policy and practice areas that should be considered by school leaders and staff in helping to create an environment in which they can work as effectively as possible to keep chil...

Module 3: Are we Meeting the Needs of Young People?

In module 3, you will explore Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and how this can be adapted and associated with how school staff engage with and manage pupil’s behaviour within school.

Module 4: What Ofsted Didn’t Mention

In the final module, you will learn about a number of important factors that should be considered alongside the recommendations made by Ofsted, based on contemporary literature and from a more criminological perspective.

Craig Pinkney

About The Expert

Craig Pinkney

Criminologist, urban youth specialist, lecturer and leading UK specialist in responding to gangs and serious youth violence, including knife crime.
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