Freedom From Abuse CIC Registered Office: 56 Church End, Steppingley, Bedford, MK45 5AU
Registered Company in England and Wales.
Registered Company number 11218440
Wednesday 28th February, 7:30pm
Protecting Your Children From Exploitation
Join us for an informative FREE online event where we’ll be discussing the crucial topic of protecting children from county lines exploitation. This event aims to raise awareness, share insights, and explore strategies to tackle this growing issue. Our expert will delve into the signs to look out for, the impact on young lives, and the collaborative efforts needed to safeguard vulnerable children. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn, ask questions, and connect with others passionate about child protection.
A quick background on County Lines…
County lines refers to the practice of criminal gangs from urban areas exploiting vulnerable children and young people to transport and sell drugs in rural or coastal areas. This puts these children at risk of being drawn into a dangerous and criminal lifestyle.
Children involved in county lines may face violence and abuse from both gang members and rival groups, even when not part of any gangs themselves (outside of of being exploited). This can have a severe impact on their physical and mental well-being, often leading to truancy and disengagement from education, as children are coerced into prioritising drug activities over their studies. This can have long-term consequences for their future prospects.
It is crucial to raise awareness about the risks associated with county lines and to provide support and intervention for children who may be vulnerable to exploitation…
“It is over twenty years since the Police knocked on my door to tell me my three boys were being sexually abused by their head teacher – I have worked since then to ensure children, parents and teachers know how to identify abusers from their behaviour and in doing so protect children in their care“
Don’t miss this opportunity to gain valuable insights and learn practical techniques to safeguard your children