Course Duration: 2h (approx) online training + self-directed learning and activities + final assessment.
Child exploitation and drugs trafficking are illegal throughout the UK. All school staff should be aware of indicators that children are at-risk from, or are involved in, serious violent crime, including county lines, as part of their statutory safeguarding duties.
This course provides you with the knowledge and skills to understand, identify and support children who may be vulnerable to exploitation and at risk of being recruited into county lines.
Delivered by former county drugs coordinator and DSL, Hazel Parkinson, the course has been split into bite-size modules and has been designed to provide maximum learning potential in the leanest, most cost-effective and time-efficient manner. It has been produced in high-quality remote video CPD format which is accessible on any device, anytime, anywhere.
Please note: The course consists of learning through video, task completion and further reading/research. Please consider this when planning and allocating your time. To successfully understand and achieve the objectives from the course, learners are expected to engage in all aspects of the learning process and complete all relevant activities to ensure they can successfully apply the knowledge and skills they have gained in their own setting.
Designed in-line with the following policies:
- Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE)
- Understanding the meaning of the term “county lines”, how children are often targeted and the impact it can have on their lives.
- Identifying the methods used by county lines gangs to criminally exploit children and by extension, recognising how to combat these methods.
- Recognising the signs that children may be involved in county lines activity and steps to take if you suspect a child may be being criminally exploited.
- Understanding how best to support and safeguard children against criminal exploitation and county lines activity.
- Gaining an appreciation for the impact of technology and COVID-19 on county lines activity and how criminal gangs have adapted their tactics.