'County lines' resources and guidance: are you worried about your child being criminally exploited? Are you a professional looking for further advice?

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Do you think your child may be involved in selling drugs or other types of criminal activity? Have you seen a change in behaviour recently and don’t understand why?

Download our resources for understanding the signs of criminal exploitation and get our advice on how you can help.

Our guidance is available in many different languages.

Child criminal exploitation resources

For parents

For professionals

For further guidance on child criminal exploitation (CCE), child sexual exploitation (CSE) and related vulnerabilities, please visit the CSE Police and prevention website.

Child criminal exploitation guidance is available in the following languages:

More languages are coming soon but please email us if you would like to request a translation that is not currently offered.  

If you are worried about contacting the police due to immigration concerns then you can find more information on the Coram Children's Legal Centre website.