The Centre for Child Protection

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Gangs, knife crime and county lines using a contextual safeguarding* approach to inform practice

Looking out for Lottie training on CSE and Online Grooming

*The approach of Contextual safeguarding was originally developed by Dr. Carlene Firmin at the University of Bedfordshire's Contextual Safeguarding Network. This technique recognises young people are influenced by a whole range of environments and people outside of their family.

The International Centre for Child Protection is pleased to announce the new training session. Three venues are available at the introductory offer price of £99 (usually £125). Book your place in London, Medway or Birmingham, or contact us to arrange a group discounted session at your organistaion.

Using a new interactive, research and theory based tool aimed at practitioners, participants will:  

•Use the contextual safeguarding approach to develop understanding of gangs, knife crime and county lines.
•Via different characters​ aged 9 to 24, explore different roles, risks and responsibilities within gangs
•Using compelling research based ‘characters’, assess the risks of grooming, entrapment and serious violence within the gang for different individuals
•Evaluate risks in terms of gender and roles and across the life course
•Through an interactive street map linked to the gang members, evaluate safeguarding pathways for individuals and evaluate the potential risks associated with different types of interventions
•Explore professionals within the context of communities who are key in assessing risks and safeguarding children and young people involved in gangs
•Explore and have the opportunity to develop a tailored action plan within a safeguarding framework for working with gangs

 

Download leaflet

Leaflet summarising the objectives and course details can be downloaded.

Book your place via Eventbrite

Half day training sessions and 12 months access to the resources costs £99 per person.To register for a training session you will find our scheduled dates on Eventbrite at either Canterbury, Medway or London. If you need to be invoiced for the cost of your training, there is a £10 administrative fee applicable. Please contact us first with your purchase order to arrange booking your place. For group discount, or to host a session in your region, please do contact us.

Learning outcomes/objectives

  • Use the contextual safeguarding approach to develop understanding of gangs, knife crime and county lines.
  • Via different characters​ aged 9 to 24 explore different roles, risks and responsibilities within gangs
  • Using compelling research based ‘characters’, assess the risks of grooming, entrapment and serious violence within the gang for a number of different individuals
  • Evaluate risks within the gang in terms of gender and roles and across the life course
  • Through an interactive street map linked to the gang members, evaluate safeguarding pathways for individuals and evaluate the potential risks associated with different types of interventions
  • Explore professionals within the context of communities who are key in assessing risks and safeguarding children and young people involved in gangs
  • Explore and have the opportunity to develop a tailored action plan within a safeguarding framework for working with gangs

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Last Updated: 21/05/2020