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Lewisham Safeguarding Children Board

Lewisham Safeguarding Children Board

Email: safeguardingboard@lewisham.gov.uk

Tel: 020 8314 3396

Understanding Gangs & Gang Activity; and the Youth Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC)

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

 Trainer:                        Fergus Downie, Neighbourhood Community Safety Team

 Time:                           1:30pm to 4:30pm

 Dates:                          13th June 2017 - This date is now full, we are not accepting any more bookings.  Thank you.

                                      4th October 2017

                                      8th February 2018                 

 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 gangs and serious youth violence.
  • Myth busting media stereotypes as well as core beliefs surrounding gangs and serious youth violence.
  • Overview of the historical background to serious youth violence.
  • Understand what processes and interventions are in place to support practitioners.
  • 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.
  • Help you to make quality referrals to the Gangs Intervention Team.

 Application Form

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