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Criminal exploitation is also known as 'county lines' and is when gangs and organised crime networks groom and exploit children to sell drugs. Often these children are made to travel across counties, and they use dedicated mobile phone ‘lines’ to supply drugs.
Do you think your child may be involved in selling drugs or other types of criminal activity?
Have you seen a change in behaviour recently and don’t understand why?
There are some resources that can help you, the Children's Society have produced a Criminal exploitation: a guide for parents which has information about what to do if you think a child is being exploited