Serious Youth Violence

The impact serious youth violence has on individuals and the community is significant. Written in partnership with The Children’s Society, this course raises awareness of this major issue.

Course description  

The purpose of this course is to help you understand:

  • what is meant by the terms 'serious youth violence'
  • how serious youth violence impacts upon communties
  • what we already know about serious youth violence
  • the vulnerabilities and risk factors that can lead to criminal exploitation
  • the process of recruitment and the four main stages; targeting, experience, hooked and trapped
  • child criminal exploitation, county lines and their definitions
  • what a gang is and the terminologies such as 'gang', 'youth group' and 'serious organised crime group'
  • further information on 'Organised Crime Groups' (OCG) and 'Serious Organised Crime Groups' (SOCG)
  • details on a report from the Children's Commissioner
    • it is estimated there are 27,000 children in England who self-identify as being gang members
    • tens of thousands more are said to be on the periphery
  • current statistics published by The Office of National Statistics
  • the reasons why young people say they carry weapons and the different criminal offences associated
  • contextual safeguarding and the importance of early intervention
  • the importance of the correct language, including terminology used by both professionals and young people
  • signs and behaviours to look out for
  • case studies to help you understand what young people can and do experience
  • next steps to support

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This course costs £20.49 excl. VAT and you can buy online today.


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This course is included in our cost-effective training packages which combines a wide range of courses into one cost-effective bundle.

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Key features and benefits

Price £20.49 ex. VAT

Max. Duration 2 Hours

Target Audience Education, Health & Social Care

  • Two modules with a multiple-choice questionnaire
  • Two CPD credits
  • Optional narration of the course modules and questionnaires for accessibility
  • Personalised downloadable certificate
  • 70% pass mark
  • Printable modules for future reference
  • Course id: 190

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GEMS Education