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Girls, Gangs and Exploitation 

June 22 @ 9:30 AM 11:30 AM BST

With Rising Concerns About The Cost Of Living Crisis Linked To The Exploitation Of Young People By Gangs And County Lines, This Workshop Specifically Explores The Experiences Of Girls And Young Women Whose Needs Can Be Overlooked.

Drawing on best practice and up-to-date research from around the world, this training aims to provide multi-agency practitioners, community representatives & carers with the skills, knowledge and confidence to recognise and initially respond to girls and young women at risk from gangs, county lines and criminal exploitation

Using learning from the Serious Case Review for Rotherham, we will consider how much has changed and the legislation intended to safeguard children from Child Sexual Exploitation and Child Criminal Exploitation, Trafficking and Modern Slavery.

This is an event that you do not want to miss!

Join Vanessa Rogers author of Gangs, Guns & Knives for this ground-breaking interactive training.

The session is suitable for youth workers, teachers & social care workers



  • Raised awareness about gangs and the targeting, grooming and exploitation of girls and young women
  • Different models of exploitation and additional risk factors for trauma experienced young women and girls
  • How gender-based stereotypes and assumptions made about lifestyle can contribute to ‘victim blaming’  
  • The legislation intended to keep children and young people safe 
  • Practical tips for engaging young women in girls in protective conversations to build the skills to make healthy choices and stay safe
  • Links to further learning and resources and support.

On completion of this course, you will receive a certificate & resources that can be used towards your continued professional development (CPD)

Our experienced trainers support participants through interactive exercises and facilitated discussions, creating a safe space for reflection, sharing and professional development.