BBC London News

BBC London News interviewed Leo Powell during a County Lines community training 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.

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Leo Powell is one of the UK's leading County Lines trainers, demonstrating a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the area of gangs, grooming, exploitation and more.

Leo is an emerging filmmaker, whose films address relevant themes and topics that this generation can relate to. His sole aim is to create films that can inspire conversations, and change negative pathways into positive ones.  You can watch both his films entitled Step Back and Bros for Life via the button below.

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Leo delivers uniquely designed assemblies to both primary and secondary schools, ensuring the language and the way it is communicated fits perfectly for the age groups that it is being delivered to.

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Kate osamoR

Labour MP for Edmonton

Member of Parliament

Leo’s training sessions are essential for anybody who has an interest in the increasing problem of county lines and child exploitation. He uses the virtual environment to his advantage, delivering the training in an engaging and passionate way which a wide range of people from different backgrounds will find accessible.

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Custody Intervention Coach  

DIVERT

 I have never seen anyone speak with so much passion about vulnerable young people and their challenges, as Leo does. His seminar was really inspirational!  It's amazing the way he breaks down each step of county lines with a deep knowledge and attention to details. The training seminar goes into the root on how gangs operate, their drug dealings, grooming techniques and warning signals. Working with young people myself, I recognised clearly some of those issues that he was talking about and it touched home with me.

 

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Jenny King 

Operations Executive 

Prince's Trust

I attended an online workshop run by Leo to widen my knowledge on County Lines and find out more about the warning signs to look out for. Leo’s workshop was incredibly engaging, informative and so relevant – as a youth practitioner I now feel much better equipped in my role to understand the pressures young people face, as well as the warning signs and steps I can take if I suspect a young person is being taken advantage of, or is involved in drug trafficking. Thank you Leo!