County Lines


A report published by the HM Inspectorate of Probation following an inspection in January rates the service, run by Oxfordshire County Council, as “good” overall. Chief inspector of probation Justin Russell praised the “innovative” range of work being done to help children who had been victims or were at risk of exploitation through initiatives including clinics run by Oxfordshire police […]

OXFORDSHIRE YOUTH JUSTICE SERVICE PRAISED OVER WORK TO TACKLE CHILD ...


The heroin and crack cocaine retail market has been overtaken by the county lines model, which is driving increased violence in the drugs market and the exploitation of young people and vulnerable drug users. The first part of Dame Carol Black’s independent review of drugs can be found here. Click for the full article https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/review-of-drugs-phase-one-report  

The Illicit Drugs Market Is Worth An Estimated £9.4 billion ...


Local safeguarding partnerships will be able to access ‘bespoke’ support around child criminal and sexual exploitation by autumn A national scheme aimed at delivering strategic support to areas battling criminal and sexual exploitation will draw on the expertise of children’s services from across England. The Tackling Child Exploitation (TCE) programme was announced this week by the Department for […]

£2 million programme to support children’s services tackling child exploitation