County lines, or ‘going country’ refers to when groups or gangs exploit young people or vulnerable adults to carry and/or sell drugs across county boundaries.
On this half-day course you will develop your understanding of young women involved and or affected by county lines and gangs, and increase your confidence to implement what you learn into your own work.
By the end of the training, participants will:
Identify the emergence of county lines, youth violence and gangs.
Recognise indicators, signs and reasons young people may get caught up with countylines or gangs.
Talk about the role of young women specifically including; grooming, initiation, drug running and sexual exploitation.
Recognise early intervention and harm minimisation opportunities.
Examine key aspects of gangs such as structure, and the impact of media.
Identify available support and resources for young people in your area
Who is the course for?
Professionals working predominantly with children, young people and their families, parents or carers, and those involved in intervention and reviewing the safeguarding needs for a child or young people, where there are safeguarding concerns, and or potential risks of exploitation.
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