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Protecting Children From County Lines

What is county lines?

County lines is a form of criminal exploitation where urban gangs persuade, coerce or force children and young people to store drugs and money and/or transport them to suburban areas, market towns and coastal towns (Home Office, 2018). It can happen in any part of the UK and is against the law and a form of child abuse. Please see below some useful websites that you can use to find out more information to help protect your children.

 

https://learning.nspcc.org.uk/child-abuse-and-neglect/county-lines

https://www.childrenssociety.org.uk/what-we-do/our-work/child-criminal-exploitation-and-county-lines

https://www.safe4me.co.uk/portfolio/child-criminal-exploitation-county-lines/

https://www.nationalcrimeagency.gov.uk/what-we-do/crime-threats/drug-trafficking/county-lines

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