<< Go back to the previous page

Raising Awareness of Child Exploitation

Alert message sent 14/09/2020 08:01:00

Information sent on behalf of West Mids Police




When it comes to exploitation, there is no 'perfect victim', any young person can be exploited.

As part of County Lines Intensification Week (14th - 18th Sept) West Midlands Police will be joining British Transport Police, National Police Chiefs Council and The Children's Society in asking the public to #LookCloser.

What is County Lines?
Criminal exploitation is also known as 'county lines' and is when gangs and organised crime networks groom and exploit children to sell drugs. Often these children are made to travel across counties, and they use dedicated mobile phone ‘lines’ to supply drugs.

What are the signs of criminal exploitation and county lines?
  • Returning home late, staying out all night or going missing
  • Being found in areas away from home
  • Increasing drug use, or being found to have large amounts of drugs on them
  • Being secretive about who they are talking to and where they are going
  • Unexplained absences from school, college, training or work
  • Unexplained money, phone(s), clothes or jewellery
  • Increasingly disruptive or aggressive behaviour
  • Using sexual, drug-related or violent language you wouldn’t expect them to know
  • Coming home with injuries or looking particularly dishevelled
  • Having hotel cards or keys to unknown places.
For further information, advice and how to report if you have concerns, Click Here

Why don't you follow The Children's Society on social media for updates throughout the week:
Twitter @childrensociety
Facebook @childrenssociety
Instagram @thechildrenssociety

Walsall Police

 
Message sent by
Andrew Ryan (Police, Engagement & Consultation Officer, Walsall NPU)

Message tag words

Back to previous page
Click here to tweet this message to your followers

Discuss this alert message

Please see terms below before using this feature
Please be aware that the facility above is a Facebook service, posting your views will make some of your Facebook information visible to everyone (as with any Facebook activity).

The system administrators (VISAV Limited) monitor the content added. Any misuse or objectionable material should be reported to support@neighbourhoodalert.co.uk.

The views expressed do not represent the views of the system administrators who are VISAV Limited, the Police, Neighbourhood Watch and other Information Provider using this service.