The Safety Box ® training is extensive requiring all members of the training to undertake both practical and theoretical learning.  

Viewing violence through the lens of public health, The Safety Box employs an evidence-based model, proven to reduce violence in different cultural contexts. The Safety Box in partnership with Cure Violence & Surviving Our Streets successfully implemented this model for the first time in a UK Prison, this was a slight adaptation from the Cure Violence USA model into a UK YOI where the group violence reduced by 96% in one year. Research indicates that violence, like other behaviours is acquired or learned – mainly through modelling, observing, imitating or copying. We learn socially from those around us how to act, what to do, and what is expected of us. After the age of 10, these behaviours become unconsciously “regulated” not by family, but by peers. Social norms, the expectations of an immediate peer group are the greatest indicator to predict how an individual will respond to a given situation, including whether or not they will react violently when “feeling” threatened, insulted, or wronged. Furthermore, the greatest predictors of violent events, regardless of the specific political, religious, social, or economic motivations for violence or how it manifests (tribal conflict, militia warfare, street gangs) -  are prior events. Just as nothing predicts a case of influenza, as exposure to a prior active case of influenza, nothing predicts a violent act as accurately as a preceding violent act – committed against you, someone close to you, or to your group.

By employing a pioneering epidemiological model, The Safety Box ® model is unique in the approach we take to handling violent behaviours and causing a mindset shift.

Staff Training Courses with 12 month licence fee

Course 1 -

Training for professionals that work with young people at risk.

The Safety Box programme delivery, two courses delivered over 4 days.

Day 1 – Course 1 content training (tailored)

Day 2 – Course 1 content training (tailored), development of in house programme using content taught on day 1 and 2.

Day 3 – Course 2 content training (tailored)

Day 4 – Delivery of course content, support and structure and awards


  • The types of weapons and their use

  • Guns and how to avoid cross fire

  • Effective Communication and Body Language

  • Personality types & Traits

  • Behaviour management & cultural perspective

  • Understanding and recognizing trauma and the impact on young people

  • Therapeutic support:

  • How to deliver therapeutic support

  • Delivering support (a non traditional way)

  • Solution focused practice

  • Demystifying “Ganja” and “Spice”

  • Hormones, Violence, The Mind and Conflict

  • Knives and the Impact on the Body

  • Consequences of Knife Crime the long term impact on the family and sentencing

  • Changing your working style to meet the needs of youth at risk

  • Business and an alternative ways to make money

  • Conflict Resolution


Course 2 - personal protection and defence for professionals working with vunerable adults and youth at risk.


  • Knife protection and personal safety training

  • Gross motor functional movement 

  • Control and Restraint of Minors for professionals

  • Blocking and Deflection 

  • Understanding danger zones

  • Personal Safety and Mental Awareness 

  • Reading body language 

  • Conflict Resolution

Training for our self defence instructors, youth outreach workers and violence interrupters® is very specific. Our filtering system takes place very early in the interview process to ensure we are training the right types of individuals for the job.

We use this process to “validate” the self defence teachers, youth trainers and violence interrupters as credible to ensure they can effectively engage with the high-risk participants. This process also weeds out those unsuitable for the role.

Once identified, all participants are trained on our 2 week in house program, violence interrupters® employ high-risk conflict mediation techniques to mediate conflict, stop retaliations, pre-empt and stop violent incidents occurring.

what programs are available for replication?


  • Urban Knife Self Defence

  • Self Defence for youth

  • All School Program Material

  • Gang Intervention Strategies

  • Safeguarding against Radicalisation

  • Cure Violence Interrupter Replication Program

Who Can Enroll for our training programs?



  • Youth Organisations

  • Martial Art Schools / Instructors (compulsory for defence programs)

  • Former Teachers / Teachers

  • Exclusion Unit

  • Safeguarding Officers

  • Social Workers

  • Youth Workers

  • ISS Workers

  • Police

  • Probation Officers

  • Prison Officers

  • Gang workers

  • Learning Mentors

  • Frontline Gang Workers

  • Ex Offenders



  • Ex Offenders with violent history

  • Former Gang Members

  • Cognizant "Street Aware" Youth Workers