Community Safety Award

Community Safety Award

We’re delighted to announce that the No Knives, Better Lives Peer Education Project has been shortlisted for the Community Safely Award! 

The project, now in it’s second year, works with young people from 11 local authority areas across Scotland. Peer education is a great example of how the campaign helps empower young people to address this issue of violence themselves.

Project leader, Sonal Raithatha said, “We care passionately about empowering young people; they are a trusted and credible source of information and play an active part in the educational process. I have personally trained over 100 young people through this programme, watching them flourish and seek ways to positively influence their peers and communities.”

Organised by Scottish Community Safety Network (SCSN), the Safer Communities Awards celebrate the vital work of public, private and third sector organisations undertake to make Scotland a safer place to live work and visit. Through their endeavours projects are celebrated that have made a significant contribution to the Scottish Government national outcome 9 - We live our lives safe from crime, disorder and danger.

To learn more about the No Knives, Better Lives Peer Education Project, read Sonal’s blog entries here.

To see the list of nominees and to vote follow this link.

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