The NTSCP, in partnership with North Tyneside Council, is promoting training to inform people about County Lines.
The term County Lines describes gangs and organised criminal networks involved in exporting illegal drugs into other areas of the country, often small towns, using dedicated mobile phone lines or another form of ‘deal line’ which can be a person. They are likely to exploit children or vulnerable adults to move and store the drugs and money and will often use coercion, intimidation, violence (including sexual violence) and weapons.
Can you recognise County Lines activities? Do you know what to do if someone is at risk of exploitation?
The training is delivered as an E-Learning module. Through this training you’ll explore the ways children, young people and vulnerable adults are exploited by criminal activity and give you mechanisms to safeguard and take action when someone is at risk.
To access the training click here