Braintree District Community Safety Partnership will be holding four information and awareness sessions for parents and carers of children and young people of secondary school age and those with children in Year 6.
- Drugs and Alcohol
- Gangs and Knife Crime
- Sexual Exploitation
- Social media and the Internet
The Second of these workshops on Gangs and Knife Crime will be held at The Ramsey Academy, Halstead on Wednesday 5 July 6pm - 8pm.
Gangs and Knife Crime - these sessions will be run by Gavin Mckenna from Reach Every Generation who exist to shape a better future for tomorrow's generation, winning back those caught up in the gang culture.
The session is specifically designed to educate parents and carers on gangs and gang culture, understand the warning signs of potential gang involvement or association and how to act. It will cover the increasing role social media for gang recruitment and the behavioural patterns to watch out for. There will be frank and honest discussion about the root reasons behind why children and young people get involved in gangs.
Please note they are not suitable for children.