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Serious Youth Violence Fostering
Serious Youth Violence Fostering


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Serious youth violence is defined by the Assessment of Policing and Community Safety (the Home Office) as:

 "Any offence of the most serious violence or weapon-enabled crime, where the victim is aged 1 to 19, i.e. murder, manslaughter, rape, wounding with intent, and causing grievous bodily harm".

In this course, learners can find out more about serious youth violence and how to help the young people in their care.

The learning objectives are as follows:

  • To understand "serious youth violence"
  • To know how seriously youth violence impacts on communities
  • To be aware of the vulnerabilities and risk factors that can lead to criminal exploitation
  • To be aware of the process of recruitment: targeting, experience, hooked, and trapped
  • To know what common terminology is used in serious youth violence crimes
  • To understand organised crime groups (OCG) and serious organised crime groups (SOCG)
  • To be aware of statistics
  • To know about contextual safeguarding and the importance of early intervention
  • To understand the next steps to take

This course meets the Training, Support, and Development Standards as outlined in The Fostering Services (England) Regulations 2011.

Should you have 5 or more learners requiring this training please consider the face to face option we offer.

Should you wish to discuss your needs before making a booking, please call 0800 774 7874

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1 Credit
  • Course Badge
  • Course Certificate
  • Includes Extensive Handbook
  • Includes LOR – Learning Outcome Report
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