Any child can be exploited, no matter their background

young person and practitioner talking

We run a number of services across the country that help young people who are being exploited, or are at risk of being exploited, through 'county lines', a name commonly used for child criminal exploitation.


London service supporting boys criminally exploited in relation to county lines.

C.A.R.E. (Children at Risk of Exploitation)

Support for young people aged 8-24 who live in Essex (excluding Southend and Thurrock) who are victims or at risk of child exploitation.

Hand in Hand

Service in North Yorkshire and the City of York providing one to one support to help children and young people in the area who are at risk of, or victims of, child sexual or criminal exploitation.

My Voice Programme

Six week programme in schools and colleges in the north east of England. Through group work, young people are encouraged to talk about the issues important to them and build their emotional resilience. 

Disrupting Exploitation Programme (DEX)

 Tackling and disrupting child exploitation, including child criminal exploitation through county lines in Greater Manchester, Birmingham and London.

Tackling Exploitation Support Programme (TCE)

Supporting local areas to develop an effective strategic response to child exploitation and threats from outside the family home, including child sexual exploitation and child criminal exploitation, such as county lines drug trafficking.

Prevention Programme

Preventing and lowering incidences of child sexual abuse and exploitation, child criminal exploitation, modern day slavery and human trafficking on a regional and national basis across England and Wales.

We have also developed resources and guidance for parents and professionals who may be concerned about a child being criminally exploited.