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New County Lines Exploitation session added to All Our Health programme

Louise Garrahan, 30 June 2021
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A new elearning session to help health and care professionals protect vulnerable children from exploitation has been developed by Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) and Public Health England.

The UK Government defines County Lines as a term used to describe gangs and organised criminal networks involved in exporting illegal drugs into one or more importing areas within the UK, using dedicated mobile phone lines or other form of ‘deal line’.

Such gangs are likely to exploit children and vulnerable adults to move and store the drugs and money and they will often use coercion, intimidation, violence (including sexual violence) and weapons.

This new bite-sized resource, part of the All Our Health programme, helps health and care professionals to improve their knowledge of County Lines activity and offers advice on how they can support families and young people at risk of exploitation.
On completion of the session, learners will:

  • understand how county lines work
  • know the extent and consequences of county lines exploitation
  • recognise associated risk and protective factors for county lines exploitation
  • recognise indicators of county lines exploitation and the actions for professional practice

The session also signposts learners to other useful sources of advice and information such as the Department for Education and the Home Office.For more information and to access the free County Lines Exploitation session, visit the All Our Health programme page.

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