Certificate in Understanding County Lines in Schools

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About the Course

About the Course

Duration: 65 mins (approx)

All staff should be aware of indicators, which may signal that children are at risk from, or are involved with, serious violent crime, including county lines. It’s essential that all staff who work with children and young individuals are aware of their safeguarding responsibilities and know how to respond when faced with issues around county lines and criminal exploitation.

Our Essential CPD course on county lines provides you and your staff with the core content you need to ensure you are able to tackle criminal exploitation effectively. Delivered in high-quality video CPD format that has been skilfully organised for busy workloads and is accessible on any device, anytime, anywhere, our county lines training has been designed to provide maximum learning potential in the leanest, most cost effective and most time-efficient manner.

Delivered by subject matter expert Rhiannon Sawyer, the course contains links to further learning, resources and activities throughout, with knowledge tests and assessments to help you evidence your county lines training compliance.

Designed in line with the following policies

  • Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSiE) 2019

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the term ‘county lines’ and its meaning in the context of education and the wider community
  • Understand criminal exploitation origins, background and contributors
  • Practical safeguarding frameworks and ways to protect pupils from county lines criminal abuse
  • Overview of various prevention strategies and further reference points for SMTs and Designated Safeguarding Officers
Course Units


This CPD certified course will help you to better understand your roles and responsibilities in relation to County Lines. It is aimed at governors, senior leaders and members of school staff who work in all school settings, from early years through t...

Module 1: Child Criminal Exploitation (CCE) & County Lines

In module 1, you will learn about the definitions of Child Criminal Exploitation and county lines. You will learn about different slang terms used for county lines, how organised drugs gangs operates, how they build networks and where children fit in...

Module 2: Criminal Exploitation & Grooming

Module 2 will provide learners with examples of criminal exploitation and explore the ways in which children may be groomed. It will also discuss locations of where grooming takes place, signs to look out for in respect of criminal exploitation and c...

Module 3: Vulnerable Adults & County Lines

In module 3 you will learn more about how county lines becomes established in a local area and how vulnerable adults are targeted in order for gangs to establish a base.

Module 4: Preventing & Intervening with CSE

Module 4 will explore the responsibilities of school staff and the role they have to play around prevention and identification of CCE and county lines. It will look at forms of assessment as well as protection measures and how staff can provide suppo...

Module 5: Complex & Contextual Safeguarding

In module 5, you learn about the difference between complex and contextual safeguarding, including a review of case studies. In addition, learners will look at key notes and resources, what digital collateral is, what remote mothering is and consider...

County Lines Review

This was an informative course which gave essentials indicators for identifying vulnerable pupils.
Matt Clark, Teacher - Burlington Junior School

An interesting course

This course certainly provided me with lots of valuable points about County Lines.
Rachael Warren, Teacher - Hemswell Cliff Primary School

Excellent and informative

This was on of the best essential CPD sessions. Ideal for all staff - especially form tutors
Sarah Rhodes - Swinton Academy

County Lines - Thought provoking!

County Lines is a real eye opener, very informative and thought provoking. Provides an awareness of very grave problems within our society.
Janice Orbell, Technician - University Academy Long Sutton

Introduction for clarity

As an experienced teacher, it was nice to have something that shared that was new and explained a lot of ideas that I wasn't clear about. Not being from the UK, it was helpful to clarify some of these terms and ideas so I am more aware in the classrom.
Tom Pender, Science Teacher - Shoeburyness High School

Very good

Very informative
Dan Granger, Teacher - Tupton Hall School

Exploitation essentials

A course that introduces important information, that is not often covered in general staff training. Useful & relevant, particularly for those working in deprived areas and with vulnerable children & parents.
Tamara Jenkins, Teaching Assistant of the Deaf - Hawthorn Primary School

County Lines

An interesting course especially for those working with vulnerable children and families
Helen Erwin - Park Community Academy


good experience will be doing more of these
Megan Boulter, Support staff - Fakenham Infant and Nursery School

Fantastic Course Material

I thought this course was hugely beneficial - it clearly explained what Child Criminal Exploitation is and how our young people can and are exploited.
Jenie Roddis, Non-teaching - Queen Katharine Academy

County Lines

Excellent: very informative. thought I was knowledgeable on this area but still learnt lots more. Would definitely recommend.
Lorraine GarnerWatts - Poole High School

Excellent course, very informative and useful for everybody working in schools.

Enjoyed the course very much.
Rita Butkeviciute, Teacher - Queen Katharine Academy

County Lines

Very informative webinar for both parents and adults that work with young people . Highlights signs and risk factors of Child Criminal Exploitation involving children and vulnerable young adults.
Pamela Dunkley - Selly Oak Trust School

Review of Prevent County lines course

This video was a fantastic resource, the presenter provided lots of extra detail outside of the slides which made the course very engaging.
Kim Wallace, Teacher - Tupton Hall School

Understanding county lines in school

Some aspects of this informative course shocked me. I 100% agree that we must work together to safeguard and protect young and vulnerable people in our schools and community. Excellent course. Thank you.
s lloyd, Teacher - Holy Family Catholic School & Sixth Form

County Lines

A very informative and interesting webinar. Clear explanations of all aspects of the exploitation of children related to county lines. The language we use as professionals referring to students who may have been exploited is really important.
Richard Stroud - The Forest High School

A must

Really opened up my eyes to this area of safeguarding and I now feel far more knowledgeable, particularly in regards to listening out for and understanding the 'language' that can be used.
Evelyn Murphy, Headteacher - St Peter's CE Primary School


Josephine Degaris, Teacher - Queen Katharine Academy

Easy to follow
Carol Dean, Support staff - Harlowbury Primary School

One of the best courses, very informative, intense at times, useful and relevant. Clearly explained how our young people can be exploited.
Andrea Townsend, Non-teaching - Queen Katharine Academy

Very relevant offering with lots of vital information and many resources for further support, recommended!t

I've heard the term county lines used though never really knew the details of what this entails, I now have a good understanding! Thank you!
Tracey McCormick - Mullan, HLTA - Montgomery Academy

County Lines

A very informative webinar. Clear and concise definitions and explanations. I recommend this webinar to any member of staff working with children.
Chris Foster, support staff - Grove Street Primary School and Nursery School

Clear and practical advice

Very knowledgeable person conducting the course. Specific examples used to exemplify real world situations where CCE has and can take place.
Lee Meakin, Teacher of English - Montgomery Academy

County Line

Found the course very interesting and informative Evelyn Ilott TA Queen Katharine Academy
Evelyn Ilott, Non-teaching - Queen Katharine Academy


This was well worth completing, I thought I knew about the topic but there was so much more to find out.
Marilyn Cain - Roding Valley High School

county lines

good, informative course. lots of detail
Lisa Chadry, Teaching Assistant - St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School DY8 2DT


Clearly explained with lots of links for further research
K Ball, pastoral - Moorside High School ST9 0HP

Reviewing County Lines

I thought the talks were really instructive and would have given a 5 star but one section was really long (30 minutes) and by the time I had watched them all, I struggled to remember some parts. It was good but the shorter sections sank in more. Regular assessment of leaning rather than one big one at the end would have helped. But I know a lot more than I did before and the presenter was clear and obviously knew what she was talking about.
Mr G Thompson - Wolsingham School

Understanding County Lines in School - Review

Extremely comprehensive in both the realities of how to recognise situations and to also understand the terminologies used. I feel much more confident if I were to discuss this with my Tutor group in order to raise awareness of the risks this poses to the new-younger generation. Prevention is better than the cure and this course delivered. Thank you.
Jonathan Poon - Kingsdale Foundation School

Thank you!

Very informative, some excellent up to date advice
Lorraine Glover - Oasis Academy Immingham

Essential training

This course is essential for teachers to really be informed about all the aspects of CCE.
Julia Banks, Key Stage Lead - Grove Street Primary School and Nursery School


Very informative and clearly presented.
Dorell Johnson - Selly Oak Trust School

County lines CPD

Very interesting and informative course.
Dee Hill, Teacher - Thorpepark Academy

County lines

Interesting ... broadened my horizons .
Susan Todd, Teaching Assistant of the Deaf - Hawthorn Primary School


The course was helpful.
Edward Otieno - Kingsdale Foundation School

County Lines

Very useful for staff at all levels. Perfect for basic knowledge to inform observational safeguarding.
Patrick Knight - Diverse Academies Education Centre (HQ)


I found this course to informative and really interesting
Taylor Jesse, Teacher - Trinity Church of England School

Certificate in Understanding County Lines in Schools

Very informative course learnt a lot about County lines.
Pauline Thompson, Teacher - Allerton Church of England Primary School

Clear, concise and so informative.

For a teacher who has had to do CPD on county lines in the past, I have always felt a little unsure and uncertain as to the complete process and complexity of such a safeguarding issue. This webinar clears all confusion and is really packed full of information and guidance to understand a real problem for some of our more vulnerable inner-city schools.
Ronni Monkcom - Miltoncross Academy


brilliant advice
Lisa Morrison, Teaching Assistant - Our Lady and St Patrick's Catholic Primary School

Very informative

Thoroughly enjoyed the course. It has refreshed my know.edge of safeguarding and the things I need to look out for in my role.
Tracy Halfacre, HLTA - St Bonaventure's School

Great Information

Very informative course, easy to follow and a lot of my questions were answered.
Hazel Curtis - Reid Street Primary School

County Lines

very informative, something we should all know about. Very worrying that young children and vulnerable adults are being exploited in this way.
Jacqueline Reed - The Venerable Bede CE Academy

County Lines

This course is so informative, a must for people working with young children and teenagers.
Helen Wallis, Support staff - Shoeburyness High School

County Lines

This is an excellent course. Well presented. Lots of very useful information. Highly recommended. Thank you
Ann Robinson, Teacher - Fir Tree Fishery CIC

It was very informative.
Sajda Naz, Teaching Assistant - Alston Primary School B9 5UN


Really enjoyed the course and have learnt a lot from it.
Zoie Wiseman, Pastoral Manager - Withernsea High School Humanities College

Very informative

This course was very informative and the speaker was really knowledgeable about the subject
Julie Russell - Range High School

Brilliantly put together. Informative course giving access to lots of different resources for more information.

An informative course, lots of information provided plus lots of information given so the user can follow up on further information if they wish.
Jane Roberts - Ernesford Grange Community Academy


Very valuable course, expertly presented.
T Franks, Head of History - St. Mary's Catholic High School S41 8AG

County Lines

Very informative course and will help dealing with college students.
christell Sumner, Senior leader - St John Rigby College

Thoroughly worthwhile

Informative, clear and engaging. A great resource that I would recommend to all staff.
Neela Choudhury - Coombe Wood School

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Roseann Harris, Teaching Assistant - Withernsea High School Humanities College

County Lines

Helped me understand the slang that is used by youngsters of today. This will help my knowledge and understanding, whilst being able to identify these issues.
Lisa Symeon, English Teacher - Castle View School


Great course, Very helpful.
Leah Adshead - Cardinal Griffin Catholic High School

Certificate in Understanding County Lines in Schools

The course was very informative and I would recommend.
Jordan WOOD - Cardinal Griffin Catholic High School


Very informative for a short course.
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