From this page you can download guidance intended for frontline practitioners in voluntary and statutory services across the children's workforce (social care, crime, prevention, the police, prisons, probation, health or education. This guidance aims to
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This practice guidance is for those working with voluntary and statutory services across the children's workforce and all others whose work brings them into contact with children and young people. It is intended to help agencies and practitioners respond effectively to the needs of children and young people – girls and young women, and boys and young men at risk of gang-related violence and harm.
The guidance outlines factors for agencies and practitioners to consider and processes to follow in terms of identification, referral, and assessment and support for young people who may be affected by gang activity. It looks at the reasons for why young people become involved in gangs, the risks associated with with gang membership for young people and risks of being affected by gang activity in other ways (e.g. victims of gang-related violence; having siblings who are gang members).