County Lines training

County Lines is a drug dealing operation impacting hundreds of children. Gangs are targeting vulnerable children and young people, such as looked after children or those trapped in poverty.

The gangs exploit these young people, grooming them to traffick drugs for them. There is evidence of County Lines in 88% of police forces in the UK. The Children’s Commissioner estimates that there are as many as 46,000 children involved in gangs.

Children as young as 12 have been found as part of these operations and children often travel away from where they live to traffick drugs on behalf of the gangs, as such children are often absent from schools for short periods.

How can you tell if a child is being exploited? What can schools do to help? This course was developed in conjunction with Lewisham Virtual School. This London authority have a dis-proportionally high number of young people who have been victims or are suspected of being exploited for the purpose of county lines.

This course looks at the risk factors which make young people at risk and considers what interventions can help.

We have separate courses designed and tailored specifically for those that work in children's services and Education.

Access this course as part of the following online course package(s):

This course will cover:
  • What is County Lines
  • How children are exploited
  • How to spot the signs
  • Young women in County Lines
  • What interventions can help
This County Lines course has been designed specifically for people who want to know more about how drug gangs exploit young people.We have separate courses designed and tailored specifically for those that work in children's services and Education. It will also be useful to a wider audience of people who would like to know more about how gangs groom children and young people to traffic drugs for them and learn about interventions that can help.We can deliver this course either: online, as a webinar, or as a face-to-face programme. If you have your own LMS and would like this course as a SCORM file, please get in touch.
The online version of this course will take 3 hours to complete. The webinar versions are usually 2-3 hours long and face to face delivery will usually be around 4-5 hours.

You can access this course in three ways, as an online course, as a webinar, or with face-to-face delivery.

Online courses come as part of a course bundle with unlimited access for one simple subscription.

Choose your desired delivery method from the boxes below.

County Lines eLearning course - Grey Matter Learning

Aims of the County Lines course

By the end of the training, you will:
  • Know what County Lines is
  • Understand how children are exploited
  • Be able to spot signs that a child might be involved
  • Know what interventions could help a child or young person

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