Training and Professional Development
Our training is informed by our unique model of practice and expertise in working with young women affected by gangs and county lines.

Our training is informed by current and former service users, who may facilitate training if they wish, as part of a paid contract with Abianda. 

Having young women who have been affected by gangs or county lines influence training content and delivery ensures that professionals from a wide range of sectors and specialisms understand the realities of young women’s lives and experiences.

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Training modules

To find out more, please explore the links given here, or contact us at hello[at]

Training outcomes

After our core training module, professionals are more informed and equipped to:

  • identify gang-affected young women

  • overcome the barriers they face in accessing services

  • engage with gang-affected young women more effectively

As young women affected by these issues may be identified and supported more efficiently and in a way that works for them, escalation of risk can be prevented, and potential crimes against and/or perpetrated by gang-affected young women reduced.

  • 99% of attendees would recommend our training to a colleague.

  • 9 out of 10 - the average training rating

  • 1 in 3 attendees rate our training 10 out of 10

  • 2 out of 3 of attendees say they will cascade information to colleagues

  • 1 in 2 attendees say they will make changes to their practice after Abianda training.

Please click on this link to read more feedback reports from our training​.

Training audiences

We train professionals from a variety of sectors and backgrounds, including social workers, police, healthcare professionals, housing professionals, professionals in third sector organisations, etc.


Over the last two years, we have been commissioned by:

  • Nottingham City Council’s Children’s Integrated Services

  • Brighton & Hove Safeguarding Children Partnership

  • Stoke-on-Trent’s Directorate of Adult Social Care, Health Integration and Wellbeing

  • Sussex Clinical Commissioning Groups (NHS)

  • Barking and Dagenham’s Adolescent and Youth Offending Service

  • Stepping Stones in Luton (a VAWG charity)

  • Safe Lives (a domestic violence charity)

  • LimeCulture (the UK’s leading sexual violence training and consultancy organisation) – and many others.

We also engage with professionals through speaking engagements at conferences, university lectures, roundtables etc., reaching a further 1000 professionals a year.

To find out more about our training, please contact hello[at]