County Lines (Covid19)
Brighton and Hove Safeguarding Children Partnership need you keep help us.
COVID19, has changed the way that “county lines” is being operated.
Drugs gangs are having to go out and recruit new young people, they are particularly looking to recruit young girls.
In Sussex the police have been able to provide more disruption, but the exploitation of young people continues.
That is why we continue to ask you to report any concerns you have, “See Something-Say Something”
The young people we work with have had weeks of being isolated, and removed from friends.
It is understandable if they wanted to engage with someone offering them a way to get out and about.
It would be very easy for these new contacts to be missed. “Hidden in plain Sight”
For staff who have access to Research in Practice, there is a really useful video, where a young person explains their story.
There is also a recent edition to our training offers, and an e-learning module “The Many Faces of Exploitation” can be found on the learning gateway.
If you have a concern about a young person and the possibility of them being exploited, talk to someone about it.