Criminal Exploitation: 'County Lines'


Due to Covid-19 our in-class workshops are temporarily suspended.

During this time we are offering free online tutorials to primary and secondary school pupils. Tutorials do not replace workshops. However, they do give you some information on some of the risks, particularly online cyberbullying and exploitation, and some tips on how to prevent and protect young people.

There are two online tutorials for Parents, Teachers and Professionals. 

  • Criminal Exploitation: 'County Lines' (see below)

  • To view the video on Social Media for Parents & Teachers CLICK HERE



Criminal Exploitation - 'County Lines’

This video is age restricted and not recommended for viewing by anyone under 18 years of age. 

The video is 11 minutes in duration. The video provides in depth information for Parents, Teachers and Professionals associated with the criminal exploitation of young and vulnerable people by gangs involved in ‘County Lines’ activity. 

‘County Lines’ refers to exploitation and drug dealing among urban street gangs. The video features definitions used in connection with ‘County Lines’ and highlights the associated risks, such as: 

  1. Grooming 

  2. Cuckooing 

  3.  Trapping

The Myths and Realities of ‘County Lines’ are exposed along with the use of remote controlling and technology to constantly track exploited people. 

Importantly the video sets out how to spot the signs of young/vulnerable persons being exploited. 

The video signposts referral pathways to relevant organisations that can provide assistance.