Impact Resources Training
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The following training is available for staff teams upon request and is designed to be different from typical approaches, with a focus on the specific knowledge and skills for effective use - to immediately inform practice on a practical level.


All training is delivered by current experienced practitioners including Senior Probation officers, Police and Youth Justice Professionals. Contact for details.


  • Understanding The Criminal Mindset & Effective Interventions - All Social Care Staff (One / Two Day)
  • Early Intervention Approaches With Offenders - All Social Care Staff (One /Two Day)
  • Guns, Knives And Forensics - What All Justice Staff Should Know (One Day)
  • Weapon And Gang Culture: Understanding And Effective Interventions For Those At Risk (One Day)
  • Substance Misuse: 'Messages From Users' Different Angles And Approaches For More Effective Outcomes (One Day)
  • Challenging Extremism And Racist Attitudes (One Day)
  • Working With Boys & Young Men (One Day)
  • Female Offenders: Getting The Interventions Right (One Day)
  • Victim Awareness - Different Perspectives and Interventions (One Day)
  • Understanding Restorative Approaches - Universal Services (One Day)
  • Drug Dealing & Drug Related Offending- Understanding The Reality And Effective Interventions (One Day)
  • Managing Anger And Attitudes To Violence With Young People - All Social Care Staff (One Day)
  • Utilising Mentors: Lessons From Practice - Youth Justice Staff (One Day)
  • Domestic Violence - Working with Perpetrators inc teen perpetrators (One Day)
  • Developing Social Skills And Lifestyle Problem Solving Approaches With Young People (One Day)
  • Sexual Exploitation (One Day)
  • 'Gettin' A Foot In The Door': Creating Positive Working Relationships & Engagement With Service Users (One Day)
  • Working With Challenging Families And Children (One Day)
  • Risk Assessments & Sentence Planning (One Day)
  • Sexual Offending - Risk Management (One Day)
  • Working With Personality Disorder (One Day)

Staff Support Training for Resources - (Half Day)


Cost: £295


Aim: Staff development training for utilising resources to best effect. The half day training ensures that all staff understand the structure and format of the programmes, and that delivery is consistent across the team. The training will also focus on how best to utilise the resources within all levels of interventions with young people and adults


Crime: INTERVENTIONS & APPROACHES - (Full Day / 2 Days)


Cost - £495 / DayE-Mail: info@impactresources.co.uk Mobile: 07929 242239


Who will this benefit?: All social care staff working with young people where offending and anti-social behaviour is an issue, e.g. Locality Team Staff, Youth Justice Staff, Social Workers, Youth Workers, Foster Carers, Education Professionals, Community Police, and Probation Officers.


Outcomes:The course is designed to update staffs’ knowledge base around contemporary offending, providing realistic tools designed to maximise effectiveness of interventions within organisations. The course not only develops staffs’ practical skill base, but also increases participants' understanding of the criminal reality of offending lifestyles, and overcoming challenges to change.


The course will specifically cover in detail and discuss effective challenges for each of the following areas:

  • Modern Forensics
  • Critical arguments every worker should know (e.g. Joint Enterprise, Proceeds of Crime Act 2002)
  • The reality of crime for profit (e.g. reality of drug dealing and other offending aimed at making money)
  • Violence and weapons
  • Gang interventions
  • Victim Awareness - Effect upon both victims and offenders' families
  • Criminal reality of offending

Chris Lennie (BA Social Policy, DipSW, MA Restorative Justice) has specialised in work with young and adult offenders, prisoners, ex offenders and victims for the last 12 years. He is currently a lead instructor for the Ministry of Justice Attendance Centre programme (Hull & East Riding of Yorkshire). Chris has developed offender intervention programmes in prisons (HMP Hull), and conducted university research with life sentence prisoners (HMP Humber). Since 2009, Chris has written intervention programmes currently utilised by 89 youth offending services, as well as numerous other organisations, e.g. Probation Service, YOI's, Secure Units and Pupil Referral Units. Chris has extensive experience of delivering training, including presenting research findings at international conferences and university lecturing. Chris is a very engaging and knowledgeable trainer. His book: Working with Offenders; A Practical Tool Kit for ALL Professionals (Making it Easier Guides), is due for release later this year.