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The National Combatting Gangs, County Lines Violence and Weapon Crime Conference 2022 (In progress)


18th Jan 2022 to 18th Jan 2022

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According to the Office for National Statistics, there has been an increase in knife crime, drug-related offences, and youth violence, in many parts of the UK. Police forces and multi-agency partnerships have been working hard to disrupt county lines and tackle gang activity. In response, criminal networks have changed their methods and are increasingly targeting vulnerable young people who are less likely to be suspects. As we emerge from the pandemic many young people are at risk of involvement with gang activity; now is an opportune moment to evaluate and look at ways to improve gang-related prevention and rehabilitation services.

  • From 2019-2020, there was a 13% increase in drug offences compared to 2018-2019
  • 102 phone lines used for drug dealing were closed in September 2020
  • There was a 15% decrease in knife-enabled from March 2020 to March 2021
  • More than 27,000 children in England are thought to be members of criminal gangs

Join us at Gang Crime 2021: Working in Partnership to Tackle Youth Crime and County Lines to hear the latest policy updates relating to gang activity and serious youth violence. Choose between two afternoon streams of best practice case studies to tailor your learning to your organisation’s needs. Find out more about exemplary initiatives and collaborative approaches to support individuals caught up in gang crime and county lines. Gain the opportunity to network with senior colleagues across the sector and share ideas to implement moving forward.

Why Attend:

  • High level keynotes on the latest policies related to tackling criminal exploitation
  • Exemplary case studies from leading experts on confronting gang crime and county lines
  • Choose from two streams of content to tailor your learning in the afternoon sessions
  • Networking opportunities with senior colleagues from across the sector
  • 8 hours of CPD points towards your yearly quota

For more information please call 0330 058 4285

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