School Programmes


Launched in 2008 by the then Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, our secondary schools programme aims to influence attitudes to violence among young Scots. NHS professionals go into schools to talk directly to pupils about the consequences of violence, how to stay safe and make positive choices. Any Scottish school can request a visit. Our presentation fits within a standard class period and is aligned with the Curriculum for Excellence.

So far our schools programme has won:

  • 2009 Scottish Policing Award for Criminal Justice and Tackling Crime-Outstanding
  • 2011 Community Champions Award for Community Service Glasgow East
  • 2011 Lord Provost of Glasgow’s medal for Community Service

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We are always looking for volunteers to deliver our programme and welcome all healthcare professions, specialties and grades to volunteer

YOU are the people who deal with the fallout of violence in Scotland's hospitals every day.

YOU could help young people stay safe.

Benefits for you:

  • Free CPD/CME
  • CV Building
  • Appraisal & Revalidation


We are piloting a teacher led primary school resource to equip children with resilience, confidence and a sense of community responsibility which will enable them to resist the temptations they’re faced with in their communities.
The planning guides for the teachers will include:

  • Learning Outcomes
  • Brief lesson guides
  • Suggested additional activities
  • Advice notes
  • List of required resources