Crime and Punishment for Kids Workshop

Crime and punishment for kids workshops are often based on British history, for example focusing on law and order in Tudor and Victorian times. However, there is an urgent need to address today’s issues, both to fulfil Citizenship education requirements and to fill in the gaps in understanding that often lead to children going off the rails and forming an unhealthy relationship with the law and those employed to enforce it. This is the area 2020 Dreams workshops specialise in.

2020 Dreams brings together the concepts, issues and techniques of 21st Century law enforcement to help schools and institutions that deal with juvenile offenders to educate their young people about the role of the police and the legal system in supporting society.

Key Statistics*

  • In 2012-13, 10 to 17 year olds comprised 11.8% of all arrests in England and Wales (126 809 out of 1.07 million)
  • In 2013-14, police in England and Wales handed out 25 625 youth cautions

*From the UK Government: Youth Justice Statistics: England and Wales, 2015.

Crime and Punishment in the National Curriculum

It is never too early to instil an understanding of and respect for law and order in our young people, but the government have made it mandatory to include crime and punishment for kids as part of the Citizenship content delivered in Key Stages Three and Four.

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The introduction to the Citizenship section of the National Curriculum says that education providers need to, “prepare pupils to take their place in society as responsible citizens,” including, “understanding the role of law and the justice system in our society and how laws are shaped and enforced.”

More specifically, the Curriculum states that students must learn, “the nature of rules and laws and the justice system including the role of the police and the operation of courts and tribunals.”

2020 Dreams workshops on crime and punishment for kids and young adults cover all of the above and much more with experienced facilitators delivering high quality and engaging content tailor-made for any institution.

Crime Investigation and Prosecution

The popularity of crime dramas such as CSI illustrate how the field of forensics has captured the imagination of the public. 2020 Dreams crime and punishment for kids workshops brings this fascinating set of techniques to young people, helping them to engage with the programme and to develop respect and an understanding that the police now have many sophisticated and wide-ranging powers to thwart criminal behaviour.

There is often misunderstanding, by young and old alike, about what types of punishment can be expected for different types of crime. This can weaken the ability for punishment to act as the deterrent it should for children and adolescents.

Powerful Gang Workshop That Engaged Our Young People

2020 Dreams delivered a really powerful workshop that engaged our young people and enabled them to understand to trappings of gang culture. The delivery was a moving and emotional personal story was really hard-hitting and he had a very dramatic and charismatic delivery.

K. Thomas, London South East Colleges, Bexley Campus

Relationships & Sex Education [RSE] Workshops
5.0
2019-09-10T20:39:28+00:00

K. Thomas, London South East Colleges, Bexley Campus

2020 Dreams delivered a really powerful workshop that engaged our young people and enabled them to understand to trappings of gang culture. The delivery was a moving and emotional personal story was really hard-hitting and he had a very dramatic and charismatic delivery.

The facilitator was extremely professional and informed

Dear 2020 Dreams, We wanted a general awareness for our pupils on the issues of crime, knifes and gangs and how to avoid it influences through drama based workshops. The facilitator was extremely professional, helpful and informed on the motivating influences for crime within the young people.

Dr T Johnson, Head of Pupil Referral. London Academy, London

Relationships & Sex Education [RSE] Workshops
5.0
2019-06-26T09:55:41+00:00

Dr T Johnson, Head of Pupil Referral. London Academy, London

Dear 2020 Dreams, We wanted a general awareness for our pupils on the issues of crime, knifes and gangs and how to avoid it influences through drama based workshops. The facilitator was extremely professional, helpful and informed on the motivating influences for crime within the young people.

The Gang Prevention & SRE Was Beyond Amazing!

First & foremost I would like to say a big thank you for sorting us out. The workshop was beyond amazing yesterday, all the young people were engaged and thoroughly enjoyed the session. They all felt like they have got something out of it which is the aim and the message we are trying to get across.

M, Dabo. Tranmere Rovers Football Club Foundation

Relationships & Sex Education [RSE] Workshops
5.0
2019-08-17T07:52:39+00:00

M, Dabo. Tranmere Rovers Football Club Foundation

First & foremost I would like to say a big thank you for sorting us out. The workshop was beyond amazing yesterday, all the young people were engaged and thoroughly enjoyed the session. They all felt like they have got something out of it which is the aim and the message we are trying to get across.

Gang Workshop Was Appropriately Shocking and Informative

The Gang culture workshop was appropriately shocking and informative and therefore hugely beneficial for the students. The charisma, emotion and personal touch of the facilitator running the workshops contributed immeasurably to the impact the workshops had. Above all, his humour and charisma left the students with a huge amount of personal growth.

A, Russell. Whitefriars School, London

Relationships & Sex Education [RSE] Workshops
5.0
2019-08-20T19:16:35+00:00

A, Russell. Whitefriars School, London

The Gang culture workshop was appropriately shocking and informative and therefore hugely beneficial for the students. The charisma, emotion and personal touch of the facilitator running the workshops contributed immeasurably to the impact the workshops had. Above all, his humour and charisma left the students with a huge amount of personal growth.

Knife Crime Sessions Was Absolutely Brilliant!

The  4 x 1 hour Knife Crime sessions were absolutely brilliant. Our students (and staff!) were thoroughly engaged and all thought that this was something we needed to discuss, especially with the holidays on the horizon. The speaker that you sent us couldn’t have done a better job on the day.

K, Roberts. Alec Reed Academy, Harrow, London.

Relationships & Sex Education [RSE] Workshops
5.0
2019-08-21T18:11:36+00:00

K, Roberts. Alec Reed Academy, Harrow, London.

The  4 x 1 hour Knife Crime sessions were absolutely brilliant. Our students (and staff!) were thoroughly engaged and all thought that this was something we needed to discuss, especially with the holidays on the horizon. The speaker that you sent us couldn’t have done a better job on the day.

Thank you all for the Gun & Knife Crime, Gang Prevention

Thank you all for the Gun & Knife Crime, Gang Prevention and Drugs Awareness workshops that you delivered. The pupils were really engaged and enjoyed the sessions. It would be great to work with you all again, and will speak to the team about some plans going forward.

J. Barima, Leader of P.S.H.E & Careers, Harris Academy Tottenham

Relationships & Sex Education [RSE] Workshops
5.0
2019-06-26T09:49:10+00:00

J. Barima, Leader of P.S.H.E & Careers, Harris Academy Tottenham

Thank you all for the Gun & Knife Crime, Gang Prevention and Drugs Awareness workshops that you delivered. The pupils were really engaged and enjoyed the sessions. It would be great to work with you all again, and will speak to the team about some plans going forward.

The Drugs Awareness Workshops Were Brilliant!

The Drugs Awareness workshops were brilliant, and so well received by the pupils and staff so thank you! We look forward in working with 2020 Dreams again in the future.

M. Joiner. Head of WIT, Cokethorpe School, Oxon

Relationships & Sex Education [RSE] Workshops
5.0
2019-08-18T14:42:48+00:00

M. Joiner. Head of WIT, Cokethorpe School, Oxon

The Drugs Awareness workshops were brilliant, and so well received by the pupils and staff so thank you! We look forward in working with 2020 Dreams again in the future.

Thank you for the Gang Prevention Workshop

Thank you for the Gang Prevention Workshop. The workshop was really good! The facilitator was excellent and very engaging. He managed to cover most of the subjects I required and the girls really enjoyed it. I’m pretty sure my girls learned something new and will use the information in a positive way.

T. Edmund. Epic CIC, London

Relationships & Sex Education [RSE] Workshops
5.0
2019-06-26T10:00:02+00:00

T. Edmund. Epic CIC, London

Thank you for the Gang Prevention Workshop. The workshop was really good! The facilitator was excellent and very engaging. He managed to cover most of the subjects I required and the girls really enjoyed it. I’m pretty sure my girls learned something new and will use the information in a positive way.

Absolutely fantastic! Knife & Gang Prevention Training

I just wanted to thank you for the Knife and Gang Crime training. It was absolutely fantastic! So much so my team didn’t want him to leave! Thank you for allowing us this opportunity! We shall be contacting you in the future for further training!

S. Gardner, Action for Children, Northampton

Relationships & Sex Education [RSE] Workshops
5.0
2019-08-17T07:39:32+00:00

S. Gardner, Action for Children, Northampton

I just wanted to thank you for the Knife and Gang Crime training. It was absolutely fantastic! So much so my team didn’t want him to leave! Thank you for allowing us this opportunity! We shall be contacting you in the future for further training!

Please can you express my thanks

Please can you express my thanks for the Gang Prevention and Knife crime sessions put on at South Devon College, the learners all took away something from it and gave them some food for thought. Thank you so much, Steve was a great presenter and they all thought he was great.

N. Boone, Head of Tutorial, South Devon College

Relationships & Sex Education [RSE] Workshops
5.0
2019-06-26T09:44:08+00:00

N. Boone, Head of Tutorial, South Devon College

Please can you express my thanks for the Gang Prevention and Knife crime sessions put on at South Devon College, the learners all took away something from it and gave them some food for thought. Thank you so much, Steve was a great presenter and they all thought he was great.

The Sessions Went Well!

Thank you for providing the Confidence Building, Drugs Awareness and Gender Equality Workshops. All the workshops went well.

The children enjoyed their sessions and we look forward in working with you again.

L, Sherman. Head of PSHE, Aldenham School, Borehamwood, London.

Relationships & Sex Education [RSE] Workshops
5.0
2019-08-20T15:21:58+00:00

L, Sherman. Head of PSHE, Aldenham School, Borehamwood, London.

Thank you for providing the Confidence Building, Drugs Awareness and Gender Equality Workshops. All the workshops went well. The children enjoyed their sessions and we look forward in working with you again.
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2020 Dreams crime and punishment for kids workshops clarifies the prosecution side of the legal system, countering the often inaccurate information young people get from peers, relatives, TV dramas and the media.

The workshops help to take the glamour out of crime by highlighting the damage it causes to families and society. For example, knowledge of the way in which the police deal with the possession of knives and other weapons may help young people to make better decisions, particularly in areas where gangs and knife violence are a problem. All content is carefully designed to be appropriate to the age and experience of the students.

Challenging Prejudice and Building Respect

Sadly, many children grow up with a distorted view of the role of the police and with a sense of right and wrong that is at odds with our legal system.

2020 Dreams crime and punishment for kids workshops introduces pupils to the importance of taking personal responsibility for behaviour, the problem of crime and the vital role of the police and legal system in keeping society safe and supported.

By helping to counter harmful stereotypes and build mutual trust within society, 2020 Dreams workshops can form a central element in school PSHE education.

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Where problems run deeper, for example in Secure Children’s Homes or Young Offender Institutions, 2020 Dreams crime and punishment workshops can provide a harder-hitting programme aimed at supporting the rehabilitation aims of the institution involved.

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