Dear Parents and Carers,

Please see details below about a free seminar available to professional and parents about Criminal Exploitation: this is a growing issue in our area and whilst our pupils are not often directly involved, SEND children are being used by others to hide these crimes and of course it is going on around us all. We thought you would like to be kept informed.

Criminal Exploitation & County Lines Recognising & Responding to the Needs’ workshop for School and Education Partners 22nd October 2021 12pm – 4pm

As part of the Suffolk collaborative response to addressing Criminal Exploitation we are working with Junior Smart OBE St Giles Trust to deliver a bespoke ‘Criminal Exploitation & County Lines Recognising & Responding to the Needs’  workshop for School  and Education Partners 22nd October 2021, 12pm – 4pm.
Please click on this link Criminal Exploitation and County Lines, Recognising and Responding to the Needs 2021/22 ( & complete your details sections 1-4  on the online form & then section 5, click option 5 - Schools and Education Partners 22nd October 2021 12pm – 4pm.
Date: 22nd October 2021 
Time: 12pm – 4pm 
Venue: Microsoft Teams

Mentimeter presentation software is used throughout the session. This programme enables interaction throughout the session by taking part in the real-time voting for multiple choice questions & Word Clouds.
About the Trainer

Junior Smart joined St Giles Trust in 2006 upon his release from prison from where he served a 10-year sentence for a drug and gang related offence. With support from St Giles Trust he is credited in developing the award- winning SOS Gangs project, London’s largest ex-offender gangs exit programme. Covering 13 London boroughs and employing a team comprising predominately of ex-offenders. The SOS Project has won numerous awards and recognition
Junior Smart is not only a Youth Leader but a qualified trainer and Gangs Consultant. Despite dropping out of education at the age of 14 he has achieved a First-Class degree in Youth Work and Distinction in his MA in Criminology, Youth Crime and Justice. He is currently undertaking a PhD at Middlesex University.

His main focus has been centred on Violence Desistance in all its forms and he regularly designs new projects, feeds into public policy through Public Policy Exchange and the Centre for Social Justice and consults with the Met Police as well as other statutory bodies on best practice. He was awarded an OBE in The Queen’s 2020 New Years Honours List.