The conference will be an opportunity for delegates to hear from individuals who work in fields associated with the effects of gangs and youth violence who will each offer a different perspective on causes, consequences and solutions to the problem.
These include Duncan Bew, trauma surgeon and director of major trauma at King's College Hospital who will not only share his experiences of treating the victims of knife crime and youth violence, but also his journey of understanding the issue and the work that he has done subsequently around prevention.
An ex-gang member will provide a lived-experience of the realities of gang membership and suggestions for working with young people who are involved or who are at risk of gang involvement. There will also be a speaker with expertise in the field of contextual safeguarding who will provide practical understanding of this approach and professionals working with young people and their families who are involved or at risk of gang involvement may be supported. These differing perspectives will not only offer an insight into the effects and realities of gang membership for young people but they will offer creative and realistic approaches for those who are attempting to work with this population.
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