​Comment on county lines

Jenny Coles, Chair of the ADCS Families, Communities & Young People Policy Committee, said:

“County lines is generally used to describe urban gangs and criminal networks who distribute drugs into coastal towns and other areas and target vulnerable children, young people and adults. It is a cross-cutting and complex issue that can involve child sexual exploitation and modern slavery and so it follows that to tackle this issue effectively requires a partnership approach across the police, health, local authorities and others. Local areas are committed to working together in partnership and sharing good practice to safeguard children and young people and disrupt these criminal networks.”


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