This County Lines & Knife Crime training course provides you with the knowledge and skills to understand, identify and support children and young people who may be vulnerable to exploitation and at risk of being recruited into county lines and involved in knife crime.
Child exploitation and drug trafficking are illegal throughout the UK. All school staff should be aware of indicators that children are at risk from, or are involved in, serious violent crime, including county lines, as part of their statutory safeguarding duties.
The online County Lines and Knife Crime training course covers what a county lines gang is and what they do, the terminology used, who, where, and how victims may be targeted, how knife crime and trafficking are connected to county lines, other crimes that are often related to county lines, how to support a victim of county lines and how to report concerns.
The aim of this County Lines and Knife Crime course is to greater increase your confidence and knowledge of child safeguarding of County Lines and Knife Crime.
The key points covered in this course are:
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County lines is the name given to drug dealing where organised criminal groups (OCGs) use phone lines to move and supply drugs, usually from cities into smaller towns and rural areas.
County line gangs use children and young people to prepare, store, deliver and sell drugs around the country or within their local communities by using coercion, intimidation, debt bondage (creating a debt the child has to pay back), violence and/or grooming.
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