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1 Day Course

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Where and When

Delivered at a venue of your choice throughout the UK, contact us for availability.

Certification

The course content are accredited by the Open College Network (OCN) Credit4Learning as a Level 3 course.

Course Overview

Child Criminal Exploitation (CCE) is defined by the UK Government as abusive activities which ‘can include being coerced into moving drugs or money across the country, forced to shoplift or pickpocket, or to threaten other young people’.

The term ‘county lines’ describe situations where children may be trafficked for the purpose of criminal exploitation (in cases of county lines, this is usually drug related but there are many other possible factors), leading to harm caused by various forms of child criminal exploitation, abuse and traumatic experiences.

This training course explains what CCE and county lines are and how these links into grooming, exploitation, trafficking and modern slavery.

The course considers which factors could influence children to become involved in CCE and county lines, ways children could be forced into CCE and county lines and discusses additional risks which children may be exposed to.

This training course discusses the grooming process or ‘line’, the types of activities which constitute child criminal exploitation and the indicators which may raise concerns that a child is being exploited and/or involved in CCE or county lines activity.

This training course clarifies the procedure which must be taken if concerns about a child’s involvement with CCE or county lines are raised and discusses proactive approaches in working to minimise the risk of harm to children.

Course Learning Outcomes

Below are the main topics covered in this course, expand each one to see the criteria.

1Understand the meaning of child criminal exploitation (CCE) and county lines
  • 1.1Describe the meaning of the term ‘child criminal exploitation'
  • 1.2Describe the meaning of the term ‘county lines'
2Understand links between child criminal exploitation, trafficking and county lines
  • 2.1Define the meaning of and relationship between; grooming, trafficking and exploitation
  • 2.2Describe different actions which constitute criminal exploitation
  • 2.3Explain the links between county lines, trafficking and criminal exploitation
3Understand potential reasons why children and young people become involved with exploitation and county lines
  • 3.1Describe potential reasons why children may become involved in exploitation and county lines
  • 3.2Analyse how a child’s involvement in exploitation and county lines could make them feel and react
4Understand indicators which may raise concerns that a child is being criminally exploited
  • 4.1Describe indicators which could raise your concern that a child is potentially being criminally exploited
5Understand actions to take if you are concerned that a child is being exploited
  • 5.1Explain the stages of action which must be taken if there are concerns that a child is being exploited or involved in county lines
6Understand proactive ways of supporting children to minimise risk
  • 6.1Describe different ways of working to support and safeguard children who may be at risk of child criminal exploitation, trafficking and county lines

Certification

The course content are accredited by the Open College Network (OCN) Credit4Learning as a Level 3 course.

Additional Information

Training course duration

1 Day (please contact us if you require training which runs to a different timescale).

Availability of this training course

This County Lines training course is available as in-house training at a venue of your own choice throughout the UK.

Audience for this course

This County Lines training course is designed for professionals who work with vulnerable children and young people and need to know more about how to recognise concerns and take action.

QCF Units

This County Lines training course is designed to meet the standards outlined in the new Children's Homes (England) Regulations which were introduced on 1st April 2015 and can contribute to outcomes of QCF units including the National Diploma for the Children and Young People's Workforce.

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