County Lines: Preventing and Tackling the Criminal Exploitation of Children and Vulnerable Adults

Confirmed speakers:

  • DSupt Tim Champion, NPCC Silver Lead, National County Lines Coordination Centre
  • Javed Khan, Chief Executive, Barnardos
  • Gwenton Sloley, Executive Director of Crying Sons Ltd
  • Phil Ashford, CSE Response Unit, NWG Network
  • Evan Jones, Head of Community Services, St Giles Trust
  • Nicola Bell, Programme Manager, Victims First: Willow Project
  • Ellie Fairgrieve, Child Exploitation and Missing Children Senior Service Coordinator, Catch22
  • (Chair), Joe Russo, Chief Executive, Enthusiasm Trust


The Home Office recently published guidance to help multiple stakeholders recognise the signs of exploitation of children and vulnerable adults in county lines activity. The guidance is provided to assist practitioners to respond appropriately so that potential victims of exploitation receive the support and help they need.

Join us in March to hear the latest guidance and good practice from leading experts and practitioners in the field on how to identify, support and help young and vulnerable victims of criminal exploitation. This is an important event for local authorities, the police, schools and other key stakeholders and will equip participants with the tools to effectively reduce the impact of child criminal exploitation.

Key issues to be addressed include:

  • Update on the Home Office guidance for responding to the criminal exploitation of children and vulnerable people.
  • Establishing effective partnerships across statutory and non-statutory sectors
  • Strengthening detection and prevention strategies through a coordinated response
  • Detecting victims or at-risk children and vulnerable people
  • Good practice case studies on detection and response
  • Promoting multi-agency working and information sharing

About the event:

The morning session will focus on an update on the national policy landscape with a particular focus on identifying the signs of county lines activity and effectively responding to the exploitation of vulnerable people.

The afternoon session will examine practical case studies and proactive strategies to tackle criminal activity on county lines.

Who should attend?

Anyone with an interest in protecting young and vulnerable people on county lines, including: units who deal with gangs locally and nationally, community safety and CSP teams, the police, PCCs, local authorities, Ministry of Justice, Home Office, children’s services, school health and wellbeing teams, primary care trusts, probation services, LCJB, LSPs, the CPS and Courts Service, DAATs, YOTs, Victim Support among many more.

Futher information:

Our events are CPD certified. This event is equivalent to 3 CPD points.
A certificate is available on request post-event to all attendees.

Please note that all speakers and the agenda are subject to change without notice.

For registration enquiries please contact: | 0207 593 5657

To discuss event sponsorship, speaking opportunities and agenda content, please email:


Wednesday 6th March 2019

11:00am - 3:30pm (including networking lunch)



Private Sector | 1 Place: £295 | 2+ Places: £245 each


Public Sector | 1 Place: £245 | 2+ Places: £195 each


Above prices exclude VAT


If you require a booking form, please contact | 0207 593 5657

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