Young people and gangs: Approaches to assessment and intervention to facilitate their disengagement

Learning Event : Research messages workshop
Allia Future Business Centre, Peterborough
09:30 to 16:30 Tuesday, 28 January 2020

Knife crime and serious youth violence is increasing and an ever-changing web of criminal exploitation, including county lines, is increasingly being recognised across the country. This workshop explores why young people join gangs and explores the nature of child criminal exploitation and its impacts on children. It looks at research evidence and emerging practice regarding assessment approaches, prevention, intervention and enforcement strategies for tackling gang involvement. 

Designed for: Social workers, Independent Reviewing Officers, Child Protection Chairs and other professionals working with young people who may be involved with gangs, criminal exploitation (e.g. county lines).

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