What role are grassroots and third sector organisations playing in delivering early intervention measures and tackling the exploitation of vulnerable individuals?
What issues are front line organisations facing and what are the priorities for increasing the capacity of grassroots organisations to deliver meaningful early intervention measures?What are the underlying societal issues which are feeding into gang and youth crime?
How is our understand of how gangs operate and what makes a gang evolving and what are the next steps for better understand the mind-set of gang members and pathways into crime and exploitation?
To what extent has gang culture evolved, away from territory, family and security, towards organised crime and a more business-like approach?
What are the next steps for breaking down silo working and bringing together key agencies including housing, health, law enforcement, education and local authorities, to develop a partnership approach?
How can information sharing between agencies be improved?
Who are the trailblazers in developing and implementing a preventative model to protecting vulnerable individuals and vulnerable locations?
What powers do local authorities need in order to be able to take pre-emptive action?
What are the key risk factors and what can be done to mitigate against these?
Peter Jones Director, Social Justice and Rehabilitation, Catch22
Stephanie Waddell Dissemination Lead for High Risk Children and Young People, Early Intervention Foundation
Rhiannon Sawyer Service Manager - South Child, Sexual Abuse / Exploitation Prevention Programme - England and Wales, The Children’s Society