Gang Training (UK)
This Gang Culture and Knife Crime Awareness aims to assist participants to understand how gang culture in the UK has developed and how a young person’s sense of self-identity can be related to gang culture.
We will discuss why children and young people may join a gang or even start up their own, as they look for friends who will protect them. The course explores how gangs are presented as easy access to money, friendship and a glamorous lifestyle. We then examine the reality of how gang culture impacts on the individual and wider society.
- To understand how gangs and county lines are interlinked
- To know what 'County Lines' are and how violence is applied
- To understand the link between knife crime and county lines
- To understand vulnerabilities and indicators
- To know the context of criminal exploitation
- To know the barriers to engagement of young people
- To look at how vulnerable individuals are groomed, coerced, and forced into assisting them
- To be aware of what is our legal responsibility and how do we respond?
Is this course for me?
Gang training is a course is for foster carers, adopters and Supervising Social Workers. In addition, this course is for Residential Child Care Workers (RCCW) and residential team managers from mainstream, short-breaks and outreach services.
Also relevant for youth workers, education professionals and those in the community voluntary sectors.
Format: This is a live training session through the platform "Zoom". It includes taught sections, small group work, work in pairs, and whole group discussions.
Hand-outs & Certificates: Downloadable course notes and certificates of attendance are provided.
You may be interested in our related course in Child Criminal Exploitation / County Lines