Gang Culture and its Impact on Children and Young People

16 may 2017, 9.00 - 16.00
central London

Gangs are one of the leading factors in the growth of violent crime both on and off school property, they often make it into the news, but many young people don't and will never belong to one. If there are problems with gangs in your school neighbourhood or local community this can have an impact on your pupils.

There are many young people who find the prospect of joining a gang attractive for a variety of reasons.

Course Outcomes: Participants will have:

  • Explored how children and young people become involved in gangs
  • Gained an awareness of the crucial part played by professionals who wish to protect children and young people in the context of gang culture and the contribution of schools
  • Developed an understanding of the perceptions of young people who find gangs attractive and find it hard to disengage from them

This course would be ideal for Headteachers, Designated Safeguarding Leads and other Staff where the inmpact of gang activity may be an factor

Course facilitators

Helen Elliott

Helen is an independent safeguarding and child protection trainer and consultant. She has over 30 years’ experience as a practitioner and manager in children’s services and the Probation Service where she was a strategic lead in managing perpetrators of sexual and violent offenders.

She is involved in the Home Office Ending Gangs and Exploitation initiative as an accredited peer reviewer and is an approved WRAP (Prevent) facilitator. She also has recent experience as an associate lecturer on Early Childhood Studies and Postgraduate Social Work Degrees.

Lyla Ward

Lyla has over 30 years’ experience working with young people as a practitioner and manager in London Probation and Youth Offending teams which included operational and strategic responsibility for resettlement of young people and managing sexual and violent offenders.

Since 2006 she has worked independently as a training consultant mainly with Youth Offending Teams, Early Intervention Services and Leaving Care teams delivering bespoke events or open access courses predominantly in the fields of engaging young people, assessing and managing risk and vulnerability (safety and well-being) and planning and delivering interventions.

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