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County Lines, Gang & Knife Crime Safeguarding Training 

Course Overview:

This Gang & Knife Crime Awareness training course is designed for professionals working with young people, youth workers, youth offending team workers, teachers, mentors and those that work within family services.

This one day training course, provides an opportunity to gain an understanding of why young people are attracted to street gangs, gang culture and knife related violence. We look at the law with regards to knife crime and the legal and emotional consequences of carrying a knife. The course aims to develop an understanding as to why young people feel it necessary to belong to gangs, the associated risks and possible indicators.

This course is a must for any professional working with vulnerable young people. It will assist practitioners introduce proactive interventions to support ‘at risk’ young people in tackling this social issue.


Vince Donovan served as a police officer with South Wales Police for thirty years. Vince served in a variety of departments including community safety, crime prevention and hate crime roles. He served the last six years of his police career working closely with a significant number of vulnerable individuals, groomed and attracted to various forms of violent extremism. He also worked with the families of young people who had left the UK to engage with terrorist groups abroad.

Vince has delivered training to over 350 organisations, many of which provide support for vulnerable young people with an array of challenging behaviours complicated sometimes, by substance misuse and mental health issues.

County Lines, Gang & Knife Crime Safeguarding Training

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Safety Solutions Training Ltd.

7 Coryton Crescent


CF14 7EP