Criminal exploitation of children and vulnerable adults: county lines guidance

Author:
GREAT BRITAIN. Home Office
Publisher:
Great Britain. Home Office
Publication year:
2017
Pagination:
7
Place of publication:
London

Guidance for frontline professionals on the criminal exploitation of children, young people and vulnerable adults through ‘county lines’. ‘County lines’ is the police term for urban gangs supplying drugs to suburban areas and market and coastal towns using dedicated mobile phone lines or “deal lines”. It involves child criminal exploitation (CCE) as gangs use children and vulnerable people to move drugs and money. The guidance outlines what county lines and associated criminal exploitation is, signs to look for in potential victims, and what to do about it. The document provides a supplement to an organisation’s existing safeguarding policies, to help identify and protect those exploited. It is part of the cross-government approach to end gang violence and exploitation. (Edited publisher abstract)

Subject terms:
safeguarding adults, safeguarding children, crime, gangs, drug misuse, risk, children, young people, vulnerable adults;
Content type:
practice guidance
Location(s):
United Kingdom
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