Awareness of Gangs and Serious Youth Violence - Antser
  • Children Specialist Practice Areas

Awareness of Gangs and Serious Youth Violence

This highly specialised course supports participants in developing a better understanding of issues faced by young people who are affected by youth violence and gangs and helps them to consider implications for safeguarding and child protection practice.
In-house
1 day
up to 22 people face to face
Up to 15 people remotely

Learning outcomes

  • To have an understanding of the history of gang culture
  • To be able to recognise risks, vulnerabilities and early warning signs of young people’s involvement in gangs
  • To provide an understanding of how group affiliations work and how this can affects and influence a young person’s decision making.
  • To consider the links between youth violence, gangs and child sexual exploitation, trafficking and drug culture
  • To explore how to break young people’s gang links and provide good practice examples including communication strategies.
  • To focus on the referral process in the LA and how this can be actively applied to practice.

Description

To raise awareness of issued faced by young people who are affected by youth violence and gangs and to consider implications for safeguarding and child protection practice. To have the opportunity to explore what is meant by serious youth violence and the potential reasons as to why young people may become involved in criminal behaviour.

This course is delivered by our expert facilitators who will bring their first hand experience and tailor the course to suit your learning needs.

Our course covers the following topics:

  • Introduce self and aims for today
  • A Brief History of Gangs
  • Understanding Gang Culture
  • Defining Gangs
  • Gang Myths & Stereotypes
  • Gang Violence and its context
  • Recognising Vulnerabilities & early warning Signs
  • Safeguarding children: Gang Activity
  • Knowledge of Techniques & Services Available
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This course includes:

  • Case studies
  • Safeguarding practice reviews
  • Group work
  • Resources

Benefits of the course:

  • Up-to-date and in line with the key legislation and guidance in the UK
  • No pre requisites needed to join this course
  • Delivery from professional and expert facilitators in the field
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