Ariel has recently piloted new resources aimed at tacking the growing challenges of the criminal exploitation of young people. 

The resources have been co-created with young people in Liverpool and explore how the hierarchical structures in gangs are designed to put young people at risk.  The resources explore how the grooming process can begin and asks young people to practice asking for help, particularly in the roll of a bystander who sees a friend being groomed into a criminal gang.

Important new content focuses on the often used peer pressure tactic of “Don’t be a grass” and asks young people to critically examine the motivations and intentions of those using this message and to think about who they are really trying to protect.

The new resources will be available to partner schools, as part of the SafeSkills programme, from September.