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GAMECHANGER INTERVENTION TRAINING IN HULL

LAST WEEK, GREG AND RICHARD FROM THE GAMECHANGER TEAM WERE DELIGHTED TO DELIVER A CCE ‘CHILD CRIMINAL EXPLOITATION’ INTERVENTION TRAINING SESSION FOR A MULTI-AGENCY GROUP OF DELEGATES AT THE ALBEMARLE MUSIC CENTRE IN HULL.

Organisations in attendance included; Hull City Council Youth Liaison Services, Youth Workers, MIND Hull 1 and East Yorkshire 1 and a Community Youth Liaison Support Worker for Humberside Police. With some incredible experience and lots of enthusiasm in the room, it made for a successful and impactful training event. 

The two day training course included full training on Gamechanger Challenges activities from the GC Challenge Kit, as well as training on the effective delivery of our ‘hard-hitting’ and realistic Virtual Reality CCE Experience ‘Change Your Game’, and the complimentary online learning platform which hosts a series of six interactive modules for young people to work through and achieve awards and badges along the way in recognition of their hard work. 

The challenges act as a great icebreaker for adults and young people alike where participants must use communication, negotiation and teamwork to achieve success. Whilst the activities delivered as part of this session are intended to be used in conjunction with the specific CCE Intervention programme we were training for, they can also be used as part of wider outreach with young people in a variety of settings across the City and East Riding area. 

Delegates commented that they had not encountered anything like this before that sought to tackle CCE and County Lines with children and young people themselves. They talked about their own experiences in managing young people at risk of exploitation and some of the issues they faced in terms of funding and outreach projects. 

Feedback from the training was overwhelmingly positive and we thank those who attended for their commitment to the delivery of this important work. Last week was the start of our new partnership with the City of Hull, who have invested in CCE Intervention and Impact programmes with Gamechanger. We look forward to working closely with them in the coming months to improve the lives of as many young people as possible through this important work.

There was also some really useful feedback related to involving parents and offering tailored solutions to young people with additional needs, which we are looking forward to introducing as part of the development of Gamechanger programmes. 

Get in touch today to find out more about Gamechanger’s transformational learning platform and programmes. 

Meet Gamechanger’s Partnerships and Business Development Executive, Juliet Chappell.

Juliet is a trained facilitator with over 10 years of experience in Theatre in Education (actor, writer workshop leader and director). She has a BA Hons in Modern History from the University of Oxford and a BA Hons in Acting from the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts. She is a qualified TEFL teacher and spent many years working across mainland Europe with a number of English language theatre companies and education providers. Juliet has also worked within the UK as an actor on stage and screen.

Juliet joined Gamechanger at the start of 2024, in a change of role from her career in the NHS. She is looking forward to focusing on business development and partnerships, with the hope of expanding the national provision of Gamechanger’s Impact and Intervention products. She is excited to see the portfolio evolve and is proud to be involved in the company’s mission to reach many vulnerable young people at risk of Child Criminal Exploitation and other major social issues.

Away from work, Juliet enjoys exploring the coast and moorland of her home county of Devon. Aside from hiking and sea swimming, she is interested in travelling, languages, theatre, current affairs and food (cooking and eating!)

Meet Gamechanger’s strategy and financial planning expert Richard Adam.

Richard’s role is to provide financial oversight and strategic support for Gamechanger. 

Richard is a qualified accountant and experienced Director with a background in manufacturing and digital businesses, including shared immersive spaces for education and simulated training environments. Richard is supporting the team with financial and strategic enterprise planning, providing a robust framework and development pathway underpinning the consistent and highest standards of service delivery and client satisfaction now and in the future.