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Lewisham Safeguarding Children Partnership

If you are worried about the welfare or safety of a child or young person

Email: mashagency@lewisham.gov.uk

Tel: 020 8314 6660

Lewisham Safeguarding Children Partnership

Email: safeguardingpartnership@lewisham.gov.uk

Tel: 020 8314 3396

Gangs, Exploitation & Effective Practice

Target Group:              Professionals who work directly with children and young people

 Trainer:                        Lewisham Serious Youth Violence Team

 Time & Dates:             Thursday 17th June 2021, 1:30pm to 5pm

                                      Thursday 9th September 2021, 9:30am to 1pm

                                      Thursday 2nd December 2021, 1:30pm to 5pm

                                      Thursday 10th March 2022, 9:30am to 1pm

 Delegates:                    20 places

 Aims and Objectives:

  • Raise awareness of the issues involving young people in serious youth violence and gangs in Lewisham.
  • Will help you to identify and develop the key skills and techniques required to work with those involved in gangs and serious youth violence.
  • Overview of the historical background to serious youth violence.
  • Understand what processes and interventions are in place in Lewisham / Nationally to support practitioners and clients.
  • Provide you with real problem solving scenarios to increase practical understanding of gang activity.
  • Identify at the earliest stages possible whether a young person is involved in gangs and serious youth violence.
  • The nature of gangs and other threats, including child sexual exploitation and grooming of children to deal drugs.
  • Will help to enhance your professional judgment when referring into service to help victim / perpetrator of serious youth violence.
  • Basic knowledge of Lewisham gangs  

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