This practice briefing for professionals addresses what Criminal Exploitation is; what is your responsibility; and what you should do.
Trafficking and Modern Slavery
The BSCB Trafficking guidance is currently being updated. Find more information on trafficking and Modern Slavery at the South West Child Protection Procedures website.
County lines is the police term for urban gangs supplying drugs to suburban areas and market and coastal towns. It involves child criminal exploitation (CCE) as gangs use children and vulnerable people to move drugs and money.
Following the publication of County Lines guidance last year, the Home Office is now working with partners to raise awareness of county lines. A range of materials have been developed to help statutory and non-statutory staff identify victims and report concerns to protect those exploited through this criminal activity.