Gangs and Serious Youth Violence Awareness

Event Details

  • Date:
  • Venue: Alton Maltings Centre Maltings Close, Alton, GU34 1DT
  • Cost: £80 Voluntary groups. £115 others.

Aim: To develop an understanding around gangs and serious youth violence. Throughout the training you will be encouraged and supported to consider how your own practice can best address and support gang affected children and young people.

Objectives: By the end of the course participants will  explore:

  • Definition of Gangs.
  • Understand the current gangs’ Landscape in the UK .
  • Why do people join (Recruitment grooming and exploitation).
  • Roles and Structure .
  • Mental Health .
  • Safeguarding, social media & cyberspace.
  • Understand the evolution of county lines and organised the criminal distribution of drugs.
  • Recognise indicators young people being exploited for county lines.
  • Examine the role of young women including grooming, initiation and sexual exploitation.
  • Recognise early intervention opportunities.
  • Identify available support and resources for young people in your area.
  • Intervention and prevention signposting and referring to specialist services.

Like to book a place? Then contact Skills To Grow 01730 777 059 or email

Skills to Grow is  a Community Interest Company and a wholly owned subsidiary of the charity Communities First Wessex.

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