Working Effectively with Gang-Affected Young Women

Date & Time:

Wednesday 20 March 2019 (15:00 - 16:30)

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Salvation Army, Salvation Army Benhill Avenue Sutton



This training is targeted to practitioners in early help, social workers, family support and adolescent workers, health professionals, schools, voluntary sector and others who are in direct contact with children.  

Group Level 2 (regular contact with children, young people and/or parent/carer) or Level 3 (predominately working with children) or above (including strategic leads) as set out in the Competence Still Matters training framework published by the London Safeguarding Children Board. Inter-Collegiate Standards 2 and above for health professionals.  


This session aims to help professionals developing an enhanced understanding about exploitation and effective approaches to engage gang-affected women and tackle the barriers they face in accessing services.


After the end of this session you will have:

  • Developed an understanding about Abianda’s approach and model of working with young women, including the the various roles of young women in gangs, the associated risks and the barriers they face in accessing services
  • Improved knowledge and awareness of the personal experiences of young people affected by exploitation, gangs and county line activity
  • Developed an understanding about the requirements to refer young women for support by Abianda


The training is delivered by Abianda, a social enterprise that works with young women aged 10-24 affected by gangs and county line activity. All their training is co-facilitated by their Young Trainers, former service users trained to facilitate training and act as peer mentors for other young women. 


Wednesday 20th March 2019 from 3-4.30pm


1.5 Hours


Sutton Salvation Army, 45 Benhill Avenue, SM1 4DD


Morag Dempsey  - Abianda Training


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Morag Dempsey - Abianda Training

Venue Details:

Salvation Army, Salvation Army Benhill Avenue Sutton

(020 8642 9862)