The James Brindley Foundation is taking a long term, public health approach to tackle, what we believe to be, a knife crime ‘national crisis’. In order to break the cycle of violence, we have launched The James Brindley Full Circle Programme, an accredited educational programme for children and young people and an assessment tool for professionals. The programme seeks to increase a young person’s awareness, of both the short and long term consequences of decision making, both for themselves and others and also to develop problem solving and decision making skills. The Programme actively promotes interests and activities that are positive alternatives to antisocial behaviours.
Currently, the programme is taken into all schools, including ‘special educational needs’ provisions and Pupil Referral Units, (PRUs), as well as colleges, Youth Justice Services, and the Prison Service.