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Street Based Violence and Gangs – Understanding the Risks for Young People

Audience: Foster Care
Single session

Brief Overview

Street Based Violence and Gangs – Understanding the Risks for Young People.

An Awareness Raising Training Course for Foster carers.

Francis Osei Appiah, the charity’s CEO and founder, has a personal and painful experience of serving a lengthy prison term and uses his experiences of time in detention to bring home the harsh reality of life in prison in the charity services. He left prison with a Bachelor of Honours in Health and Social Care and has now set up a registered charity called Reform Restore Respect (RRR).

Learning Outcomes

Francis will cover: 

• Placing the risk of gangs in Kent context  
• What are gangs, how do they work, how are they formed and what is the structure?  
• Who can get drawn into gangs and identifying vulnerable young people  
• Understanding ‘street’ words and language  
• Understanding the compulsive and propulsive factors behind gang involvement  
• Fear of criminalisation from the perspective of professionals  
• Multi agency panels of support / Team around the young person  
• Implications for foster carers / multi agency working /information sharing  
• Support needs of young people and support needs of foster carers.



  • Session - 13/09/2024 10:00  -  13:00

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  • External Presenter

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