Posted: Thu, 14 Dec 2017 08:30
There have been recent articles in the media on the influence of gangs from the big cities into adjacent towns and areas, being referred to as 'County Lines' as explained by BBC's news here.
County Lines is the police term for urban gangs supplying drugs to suburban areas and market and coastal towns using dedicated mobile phone lines or "deal lines". It involves child criminal exploitation (CCE) as gangs use children and vulnerable people to move drugs and money.
At the beginning of November, the Sport for Development (SfD) Coalition organised a half-day event at the request of the DCMS and the Home Office to explore sport's role in tackling gang violence and exploitation. Guidance on County Lines can be found here.