Middlesex University, The Burroughs, London NW44BT
Led by: Naomi Stanton
This seminar will outline how a project conducted with the Home Office to develop educational resources about young people and organised crime was able to avoid reinforcing misleading myths. It will demonstrate how collaboration with young people and practitioners before developing the resources allowed for a more authentic educational toolkit to be created.
The themes from the research will be presented, including:
The educational resources will then be presented and the opportunity provided for the audience to assess how well they avoid reinforcing misleading generalisations.
The key argument of the seminar is for the importance of collaboration with young people and practitioners when developing resources for them. This argument can also be applied more widely to indicate the importance of such collaboration when determining any policies, practices and interventions that affect young people.