Youth Services & innovative training for practitioners working with young people

Working with Young People in Gangs: Culture, Communities and Preventative Strategies

Short Course

Duration: 2 Days Fee: £198 or 1 day (bespoke in-house)


Utilising information gained from studies made by the Home Office, Police Forces in the UK and abroad, and street level experience in the field, this program aims to:

  • Understand how UK gang culture has developed
  • Understand how to replicate good practice in working with communities on how to deal or prevent gang influences
  • Understand how a young person’s sense of self-identity can be related to gang culture
  • Understand how to use referral routes and coping strategies and signposting those affected, offering young people an alternative to gang culture

Target group:

The course is useful for those in Schools, Youth Work, Housing offices, The Police, Mentors, Social Workers, Foster Carers and others who work with young people, in or at risk of involvement with gangs.


  • Gang culture and identity
  • How gang culture is developed
  • Strategies for working with young people involved in gangs
  • Government policy
  • The Criminal Justice system and gangs
  • Working with communities to tackle gang culture
  • Models of good practice


An understanding of:

  • UK gang development, and the impact on communities
  • Gang structures
  • Risks and Risk assessments
  • Referral pathways
  • How self-identity can be shaped and defined by gang membership
  • How self-identity can be re-defined to move young people away from  gang culture


Two days. This training can be adapted and tailored to meet specific circumstances or staff team needs.

 What past participants have said:

‘Great opportunities to find out what services are available in different areas’, ‘An enjoyable and interesting day. I had not had any training re: gangs, so very beneficial’, ‘not as routine as some training can be’, ‘facilitation from both trainers was excellent, very informative and fun day’, ‘Great day, very enthusiastic and passionate facilitators’.

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In-house training:

Do you want to run a tailored version of this training in your organisation?

Please enquire about our in-house training rates

Triple Helix Training
0208 -1-333-168