Evidence from the National Crime Agency shows that child criminal exploitation is increasing across all areas of the UK where children, due to their ease of manipulation and coercion, are being groomed and criminally exploited.
In 2021, 27,000 children in England were identified as being involved in county lines. Intervening early is so important to keep children safe from this devastating form of abuse and being aware of the signs a child might be being exploited enables parents and professionals to seek support quickly.
Parents Against Child Exploitation (Pace) and Virtual College have teamed up to create this FREE short (20 to 30 minutes) online course designed for parents, carers and professionals working alongside children and young people.
Want to learn more about the affects of county lines on children? Virtual College have built a full CPD approved Child Criminal Exploitation, Gangs and County Lines Training online course.
Suitable for anyone who comes into contact with children on a regular basis the training will help you identify the signs and symptoms of abuse and what to do if you suspect a child or young person is becoming involved in gang activities.