County Lines guidance published by the Home Office

The Home Office has published guidance for staff working with children, young people and vulnerable adults on dealing with county lines – gangs and organised criminal networks involved in exporting illegal drugs into one or more areas using mobile phone lines.

County lines involves drugs, violence, gangs, safeguarding, criminal and sexual exploitation, modern slavery and missing persons. The new guidance includes information on what signs to look out for, a flowchart on what should happen if a concern is raised, and case studies.

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