Preventing vulnerable young people from being exploited and recruited by organised crime groups
Vulnerable young people being exploited and recruited by organised crime groups. Young people (under 18) continue to be exploited by county lines gangs. Children from urban areas are recruited by gangs to courier drugs and money to county locations. Since initial reporting, there has been an increase in awareness of the use of local and urban children to convey drugs into and supply them through what is known as county lines markets.
We want to explore further opportunities for partners to engage in early preventative work in relation to County Lines, organised crime and the exploitation of young people.
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