What is County Lines?
Organised crime based on a model of drug supply, violence and intimidation
Children as young as 7 are being put in danger by criminals who are taking advantage of how innocent and inexperienced these young people are. Any child can be exploited, no matter their background.
Criminal exploitation is also known as 'county lines' and is when gangs and organised crime networks groom and exploit children to sell drugs. Often these children are made to travel across counties, and they use dedicated mobile phone ‘lines’ to supply drugs.
For further information and help click on the links below:
This website informs parents about County Lines and provides case studies. Also, it provides various resources for parents in order to teach your child and yourself, any child can be vulnerable to exploitation no matter the background. There is also further phone numbers and websites for you to contact if you are worried your child is in danger of being harmed. There is also the opportunity to donate to the organisation in order to tackle County Lines.
Here you will find a quick brief of what County Lines is and how to spot features of exploitation there is also further information on what schools can do to reduce the number of children being used to sell drugs.
This will provide you with help and information if you believe that your child is involved in County Lines.
A resource to help parents/carers 'learn the lingo' of the youth. Helping you understand what is happening in your child's life.
This website is operated by Crimestoppers and relates to the FEARLESS anti-crime youth services. It informs you as a parents what signs to look out for, how to recognise the terms and what crimes are associated with County Lines.
Safer Derby City is a website which has information about all sorts of things, from gangs to knife crime and anti-social behaviour to sexting (and much more).
You can also find information about activities, groups, clubs and sports going on around the City too.