Let's Talk Social Work


County Lines—breaking chains of abuse & exploitation

In this episode Andy McClenaghan is joined by Lucy Dacey, National Programme Manager for The Children's Society's Disrupting Exploitation Programme and Bekah Pierre, Professional Officer with BASW England. They discuss the much publicised but often misunderstood issue of County Lines—what it is, what it means for those involved, and what can be done to prevent the criminal exploitation, abuse and trafficking of children and young people by drugs gangs. Reports discussed during the episode include: - Counting Lives (July 2019), The Children Society: https://www.childrenssociety.org.uk/information/professionals/resources/counting-lives - No place at Home (Sept 2019), All Party Parliamentary Group for Runaway and Missing Children and Adults https://www.childrenssociety.org.uk/sites/default/files/2020-10/no-place-at-home.pdf

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