Information on a gang culture using children across county borders.
Criminal exploitation of children and vulnerable adults is a geographically widespread form of harm that is a typical feature of county lines activity. It is a harm which relatively little is known about or recognised by those best placed to spot its potential victims.
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For use in school staff training and for use in secondary schools we are recommending the YouTube video Trapped - County Lines. This is a useful tool to help raise awareness, provide an understanding of the current concerns and to use to aid discussion.
More information about county lines is available from BBC News and you can download useful resources and leaflets for parents and carers with advice on 'County lines - Going country' and 'Let's talk about gangs - Advice for parents and caregivers' free from the web.
Children at risk of exploitation includes information on child sexual exploitation, trafficking and county lines.
Drug and alcohol issues guidance.
Prevent is a government strategy to protect people and communities from the threat of terrorism.
Female genital mutilation (FGM) has been a criminal offence in the UK since 1985.
Information and guidance on child and adolescence mental health
Information and resources for schools regarding modern slavery.
Online safety information and guidance.
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