Understanding first-hand the challenges young people face, Darryl’s lived experience has proven to be uniquely successful. He has an ability to engage with difficult to reach young people, because he is a survivor and his experiences are relevant and relatable.
A witness to domestic abuse – under a child psychologist from a young age and subsequently a care leaver, Darryl became involved in gangs in Moss side Manchester. Darryl has been shot at on three separate occasions, hit by over 20 bullets and stabbed 7 times.
After serving 12 years in jail he now mentors young people who are at risk of becoming involved in gangs or already involved in gangs. To date he has facilitated change in over a 200,000 young people’s lives. Recently Darryl attended Clarence House in the capacity of an adviser to HRH Prince Charles on Knife Crime prevention and reduction.
Darryl is that committed to changing outcomes, reducing knife crime and gang culture, despite losing his mother and mourners being shot at on the day of her funeral, he still, on that day went to the aide of youth in distress and at risk. Most Recently, Darryl appeared in the BAFTA award winning GunNo6 in which he told his life story.
Darryl is a fully rehabilitated ex-offender with an Enhanced DBS and is also fully insured. He is able offer unique bespoke packages to each client’s requirements. No two packages are the same. The package a client wants constructing can be fully copyrighted after completion under his copyright the service user can use this within their own organisation for further development.
Darryl has provided services for numerous statutory agencies varying from the PCC of Greater Manchester, IGMU, GMP, Greater Manchester Probation, Manchester City Council, Manchester Children’s Services, Merseyside Probation Service, Staffordshire PCC, Staffordshire Police, NABIS. Others who have been fortunate to use his services are Stoke on Trent Children’s Services, Stoke City F.C.
Darryl still regularly provides a mentoring service for some of the most complex offenders within the North-West of England. Manchester & Merseyside statutory services have every confidence in him to support and effect change. Darryl is very fortunate to have had his work highlighted in the Home Office and to be praised by Tony Lloyd MP in person & the media.
Schools, Colleges and Youth Clubs
The work facilitated in learning establishments coincides with the school curriculum as part of P.S.H.C / P.S.H.D and Citizenship. The programmes delivered can ultimately save lives. If any schools/colleges or youth clubs in Greater Manchester would like him to come and do some work within your school please get in contact via the contact page.
The services provided vary from; facilitating Presentations, Workshops, Specialist Training, Specialist Interventions, Intensive Interventions and Consultancy work. Darryl has delivered training to; foster carers agencies, teaching staff, social workers and probation staff, facilitated workshops in schools around the North West and beyond.
Darryl has lectured extensively in Higher and Further Educational settings across the UK including; MMU, Liverpool Hope, JMU, Liverpool Edgehill and UOB. He appeared as a keynote speaker at numerous events including a national conference “The Manchester Journey” and praised by Judges in courts for his one to one work with hard to reach young people.
Darryl’s experience and knowledge allows him to provide the best training possible. Professionals & Practitioners from statutory agencies seek specialist training exclusively from Darryl,.In addition, Darryl provides regular, ongoing training courses to foster carers, parents & staff from children homes.
Lived experience has proven to be the best teacher, Darryl specialises in all aspects of crime, gang culture, youth violence, drug supply, anti social behaviour, joint enterprise, as a knife crime specialist, working with the victims of modern day slavery and C.C.E, to name but a few. He has provided training throughout the U.K
To his knowledge there are no other training providers with the same level of lived experience he has. Please get in touch with regards to finding out if he can help or assist you in any way.
Services we specialise in
- Gang Culture / Reducing Gang culture / Gang Awareness
- Youth Violence / County Lines
- Crime & Consequences / Crime Awareness / Crime Prevention
- Domestic Violence
- Joint Enterprise
- Drug, Legal Highs, Solvent & Alcohol Abuse
- C.S.E / C.C.E
- Specialist Training
- One to One Mentoring
- Conflict Resolution
- Keynote Speaking
- Corporate Consultancy
- Media Guidance
- Bespoke Programmes
- Resource Packs
- Partnership Opportunities
- Ongoing Support
- Family Interventions
- Outreach Support
- Online Mentoring
- Intensive Interventions
- Knife Crime Specialist
Our Services – Unique to each service user
The services provided to the above vary from facilitating Presentations, Workshops, Specialist Training, Specialist Interventions and Consultancy work. He has delivered training to various foster carers agencies, teaching staff, social workers and probation staff. He has facilitated workshops in schools around the North West and beyond and the totality is in excess of 100,000 young people.
He has lectured at MMU, Liverpool Hope, JMU, Liverpool Edgehill and UOB. He appeared as a keynote speaker at numerous events including a national conference “The Manchester Journey”. He has been praised by Judges in courts for his one to one work with some hard to reach young people. Please visit the Testimonials Page to view feedback.
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