BBC London News
BBC London News interviewed Leo during a County Lines community education event, which was held at Wilbury Primary School in Edmonton, North London.
The piece was aired on a Saturday evening and showcased Leo's work around raising awareness on County Lines.
COUNTy Lines EDUCATion
With County Lines such a widespread issue across the UK, Leo's talks are uniquely designed, to safeguard young people from being groomed and exploited into this dangerous world of drugs, violence and more.
With his unique style of delivery, and the right balance of seriousness and humour, Leo has established himself as one of the UK's leading County Lines Educators.
Leo delivers County Lines talks to practitioners, parents, and communities to give a more in depth, and detailed education into the multifaceted dimensions of County Lines.
These sessions delve deeper into how the County Lines operation functions, how young people are being groomed and exploited, why young people join gangs, modern slavery, signs to look out for, and much more.
If you need CPD County Lines training, Leo offers a 1 hour session that will help to fit your INSET training days, or after school schedules.
Leo's creativity shines through in his filmmaking, displaying the ability to consistently tell stories that young people can relate to.
Leo's films address societal issues and topics, with messages that can help young people make better choices for their lives.
With three short films now under his belt, and all with a combined figure of 4 million views plus - it's time to grab some popcorn and enjoy!
Tamworth Enterprise College
Leo did the most fantastic presentation to our Year 8, 9 and 10 students. It was a wonderfully energetic and engaging hour which had a significant impact on our students and staff. The messages were clear and very real which meant that our students were captivated throughout. Leo was a brilliant presenter and the students really listened intently to his messages. Many staff told me that it was the best presentation thay had ever seen on the subject of county lines. We would wholeheartedly recommend Leo to any school who have concerns about their own students who may be vulnerable to being involved in county lines, but even if you have no concerns at all, getting students to understand the risks and how easy it is to become involved in county lines is vital. Leo was able to deliver this message flawlessly and we can't wait to welcome him back again
Deputy Head of Primary
Harris Academy, Tottenham
Leo joined our all through staff team at Harris Academy Tottenham for a staff CPD session and delivered a fantastic session. His depth of knowledge around County Lines is unparalleled and his presentation was not only informative but also highly engaging, making a typically challenging topic accessible and comprehensible to all staff members.
Leo's passion for the subject shone through, creating an atmosphere of enthusiasm and a genuine commitment to supporting staff to understand and address safeguarding issues. The feedback from the session was nothing short of outstanding, with 100% of participants expressing a significant gain in knowledge on the subject.
Leo's return to the academy to present to our Year 5 & 6 pupils was equally remarkable. He skilfully navigated the delicate balance of presenting a challenging topic in a manner that was child-friendly, ensuring that the children remained highly engaged throughout the workshop. Leo's ability to connect with the pupils, coupled with his dynamic presentation style, made the session not only educational but also memorable for our young learners.
In summary, Leo's contributions to our academy have been invaluable. His expertise, engaging presentation style, and passion for the subject have significantly enhanced the knowledge and awareness of both our staff and pupils. We are grateful for the positive impact Leo has made and would highly recommend his services to any educational institution seeking CPD and pupil workshops.
Head of Year
Kingsmead Secondary School
Leo is amazing! He led 3 assemblies for Yr 7, 8 & 9 with enthusiasm, passion and knowledge! His dedication to make change to young people's lives is inspiring and the students were all talking about it being 'the best assembly! It was great to see the impact this had on key students and I would highly recommend Leo. His communication and efficiency before and after the assemblies has been fantastic! I enjoyed the use of role play to communicate powerful messages to the students about the dangers of 'County Lines'. I highly recommend Leo and will definitely continue working closely with
him to empower our young people.
LEO EDUCATES PRIMARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN TOTTENHAM
On 19h February 2024, Leo visited St Paul's and All Hallows Primary School, in Tottenham, North London, to deliver a County Lines educational talk to their year 5 and year 6 students.
LEO EDUCATES COLLEGE
STUDENTS IN STEVENAGE
On 15th February 2024, Leo visited North Hertfordshire College in Stevenage to deliver two County Lines educational talks to their post 16 students.
LEO EDUCATES COLLEGE STUDENTS IN NORTH SOMERSET
On 8th February 2024, Leo visited Weston College in Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset, to deliver three County Lines educational talks to students aged 16 plus.
Weston College provides education to approx. 30,000 enrolled learners.
LEO TRAINS STAFF IN PORTSMOUTH
On 26th January 2024, Leo visited Portsmouth, to deliver County Lines Training to over 70 members of staff at Fairways, who are an award winning charity based in the South of England.
Fairway services include, fostering, residential, education,
family services and health.