County Lines

The Home Office has published updated guidance to help frontline workers identify and protect victims of county lines gangs

County lines is a model used by criminal gangs whereby urban gangs supply drugs to suburban areas and both market and coastal towns. These gangs frequently exploit children and vulnerable adults to courier drugs and money. Some vulnerable adults have their homes taken over by the gangs (cuckooing) using force or coercion.

More information for professionals, front line workers and the voluntary sector can be found on the Home Office website.


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