Developing cultural competence with those who are criminally exploited

28/03/2022 09:00 - 10:00

Increasingly, cultural competence is cited as helpful when working with those who are criminally exploited by gangs and organised crime groups. But what does that look like in practice? What do you need to hold in mind?

This session is designed to:

  • Provide some direction as to what knowledge, skills, and values those experiencing criminal exploitation find helpful.
  • Share the voice of professionals working in the field, including those with lived experience and clinical psychologists.
  • Highlight the wider work of the Youth Justice Board’s county lines pathfinder and the resources available.

Catherine Bennett, county lines pathfinder lead, Suffolk Youth Justice Service

Heidi Dix, senior social work lecturer, University of Suffolk