This is a Swindon-based and produced film about County Lines, showing you what exploitation might look like and how young people can be affected.
Swindon based and produced film for Exploitation
What is County Lines/Exploitation?
County Lines a term used to describe young people or adults, who are running/selling drugs for an organise network.
Exploitation is where a vulnerable young person or adult is forced/threatened/coerced/manipulated into doing things they don’t want to do. These are put into 2 categories: Sexual Exploitation and Criminal Exploitation.
What does that look like?
Unhealthy or inappropriate sexual behaviour
Being frightened of some people/places/locations
Being secretive with your phone or personal belongings
Suddenly having money or buying lots of new things
Going out and “partying” a lot more
Hanging around with older peers/people
Regularly going missing from home or school
What can I do if someone I know, is involved in County Lines/Exploitation?
You can talk to them to see if they are safe. If they are not safe, is there a trusted adult that you can talk too about how you can stay safe.
If you want to give any information about any circumstances but feel that you cannot talk to the Police or Local Neighbourhood Policing Teams, you can visit www.fearless.org where you can give information anonymously.