General Resources

Information and resources

The following is a list of relevant documents such as polices, toolkits, information sheets and more. To view the document please click the link and download the PDF / Word Doc.

Knife Crime Documents 

Nottingham City Knives and Weapons Guidance for Schools and Education Providers

This guidance has been created in partnership with Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Violence Reduction Partnership (VRP), Nottinghamshire Police, Education – Access to Learning, Youth Justice Service and Nottingham City Safeguarding Children’s Partnership.

The guidance has been written to support educational professionals to make robust, safe, and proportionate decisions when responding to concerns about offensive weapons on the setting’s site. This guidance supports multi-agency partnership working to ensure that children are protected from additional risk and exploitation, not just in the short term but also in the long term.

This guidance should also be read in conjunction with that relating to the Serious Violence Duty and the Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire’s Violence Reduction Partnership’s Response Strategy Serious Violence Response Strategy 2022-25 (

Universal Knife Crime Resources- Teacher Guide

These lessons are designed as a universal offer for Nottingham City Schools to deliver knife crime education to students. They have been developed in partnership by Nottingham City Council, Nottinghamshire County Council, Nottinghamshire Police, Nottingham Youth Justice Service, Nottingham City Safeguarding Children Partnership, National Justice Museum and Nottingham Violence Reduction Partnership. Education around knife crime should be delivered as part of a comprehensive Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) curriculum and not a one off. The knowledge and skills that children need around laws, resisting peer and media influence and pressure, safety and healthy relationships are built in an age[1]appropriate manner from early years to age 18. This guidance contains important information to support the delivery of the universal knife crime lessons. The revised Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire knife crime guidance for schools provides information on policy, support and signposting and should be read prior to delivery of these lessons.