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Exploring Risky Behaviours

20/04/2023, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Whilst it is impossible to protect children and young people from engaging in risk taking behaviours and potentially making harmful choices, by understanding potential risks and vulnerabilities, raising awareness and building the confidence and skills to inform decision-making, youth workers can help build resilience to cope better with risky situations. This workshop explores why some young people are more vulnerable than others and how this can lead to exploitation and harm. It considers the mixed messages
that young people receive growing up about crime, both as victims and perpetrators, to better understand the attraction that gangs can have and the potential links to trafficking and modern slavery. From there we can begin to look at contextual safeguarding and ways that youth workers can build
resilience to reduce / prevent harm.

• Consider risk-taking behaviour within the context of adolescent development.
• Explore vulnerabilities to child criminal and sexual exploitation and the potential impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).
• Understand the links with gangs, County Lines and organised crime.
• Consider potential indicators of grooming and exploitation both on and offline.
• Explore ways to build resilience to reduce risks and change the narrative.


1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Vanessa Rogers
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Important information about training:

  • You can book a maximum of 2 people per organisation for an individual training.
  • Online training is interactive, you must have connection to a microphone and cameras will be encouraged to be switched on to facilitate discussion and engagement during the session and/or in breakout rooms.
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