We are delighted to launch our new online or face-to-face Extremism & Prevent Safeguarding training. This is appropriate for any professionals working directly with children and young people. Please see below for further information.

Aims and Outcomes

For youth practitioners working with young people currently known to the Criminal Justice System. This workshop is for you and will help you to gain a better understanding of the journey a young person takes when (s)he enters the Criminal Justice System. It will equip you with the knowledge to interact with young people about their sentence and the various challenges they may face with the English Legal System. You will also gain further knowledge of the role of the statutory agencies a young person would come into contact with throughout their journey.

Who is this Workshop for?

This workshop is for teachers or practitioners who work with young people in any community setting. The workshop will enhance your positive outcomes in relation to reducing anti-social behaviour, crime and violence.

Students will learn about the different types of medicines, legal and illegal drugs including their form, effects and their associated risks. They will experience what it feels like to be drunk with the use of ‘drunk goggles’ and attempt to pass a road side test! A debate will take place on the law in relation to drug use and how drug use impacts on the user and their families.

This workshop will cover the following areas: Racial, cyberbullying, gender. Racism, age, culture and disability. Personal experiences of bullying and its negative impact. Identify how participants can deal with bullying situations positively and constructively. Identify sources of help when confronted with bullying. Work with a professional actor in role plays, to act out bullying scenarios that have directly affected the students and identify possible solutions.

The students will take on the role of a Youth Offending/Probation Officer. They will have the opportunity to watch a short video on outlining the details of an offence and interview the offender in the Probation Office. Students will work together to evaluate the offenders risk of re-offending and harm to the public before making a sentencing proposal.

This session is led by Chris Preddie, OBE. Chris is a relative of the two brothers convicted of killing schoolboy Damilola Taylor and has been chosen as a role model in an initiative to tackle youth crime. Chris was himself involved in gangs and drugs until he was 16. Then his elder brother Andrew was shot dead at a barber’s shop in Brixton and he was determined to turn his life around. Chris is a talented young man who uses poetry to get his powerful message across to young people. This is a highly engaging workshop designed to capture the imagination of your students. This session will focus on a number of issues related to young people when they are stopped by Police on the streets. The rights of young people will be examined in a Question and Answer style workshop. The students will also learn about Arrest, Bail and Charge issues.

The students will learn about the role the media plays in crime prevention. A professional actor will encourage the students to create their own role-play, radio or television advert on a subject of their choice. A particular emphasis will be placed on the victims of crime. Some of the best groups will be provided with the opportunity to present their work in front of the year group during the final session of the day.

This lively session is led by a former North London Gang member is enjoyed by school children of all ages. It is an interactive workshop, capturing all learning styles. The session consists of an introduction to Youth Crime, a definition of Gangs, how to get out of a gang, victim awareness, the media, knives and the law and a Q&A session.