Date – 1 May 2019

Times – 10.00 – 16.30

Venue – Islington Town Hall

Cost – £120 per person

Learning outcomes:

1.Increased understanding of how young women are affected by gangs and county line activity

2.Increased ability to recognise signs of these types of criminal exploitation

3.Increased understanding of what stops young women affected by gangs and county line activity getting help

4.Increased knowledge of how to respond to young women affected by gangs and county line activity

Content overview:

First hand testimony from Young Trainers with facilitated Q&A

The policy and research context relevant to supporting young women affected by gangs and county line activity

Understanding the various roles of young women in gangs, the associated risks and the barriers they face in accessing services

Understanding the various roles of young women play in county line activity and the subsequent risk and harm they experience

the complexities of young women’s ‘victim’ and ‘perpetrating’ behaviour

Understanding Abianda’s practice model

Interactive exercises to illustrate the need for a ‘culture shift’ in the way services engage with gang-affected young women & vulnerability

Introduction to practical tools to ensure a relationship based, and young-women led, approach to enhance engagement and young women’s trust in our services, including Abianda’s safety mapping exercise drawing on contextual safeguarding principles

To book this training, please download our booking form by clicking on that link, and email to hello@abianda.com

All of our training is co-delivered by young women who have used our services and who have previously been affected by gangs and / or county line activity.

Attendees will hear directly from young women who will give first hand testimony as to why the tools and techniques used by Abianda helped them to engage with services, think more critically about their gang-association and to develop the skills, resilience and confidence to make changes that they wanted in their lives.

You can read feedback about our Young Trainers here and hear from one of our Young Trainers about her experiences as a Young Trainer here.

You can also read feedback from our one-day training on Working Effectively with Gang-Affected Young Women here.

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