County lines: parent factsheet

Types of abuse
Criminal Exploitation

Download and share this factsheet with parents to make them aware of what county lines is, what signs to look out for in their child, and what to do if they have concerns.

Last reviewed on 28 June 2022
Ref: 1961

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County lines - parent factsheet

Download and share this factsheet with parents so they know:

  • What county lines is
  • Which children are most likely to be targeted by gangs
  • What signs to look out for
  • What to do if they're worried their child might be being exploited

You can share this factsheet however you think is best - whether that's by email, printing copies to hand out, or putting it on your school website. We just ask that you keep our logo on it, so it's clear that it was produced by The Key Safeguarding.

Sharing this in a newsletter or emailing it to parents?

Use this text to introduce it:

"You might have heard about county lines. It's where gangs exploit children to transport and sell drugs. It can put children in a lot of danger and affect their mental wellbeing. Read this factsheet to make sure you know what signs you should look out for, and what you should do if you're worried about your child."

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