County Lines

CPD Approved
County Lines
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County Lines is a form of criminal exploitation in which illegal drugs are transported from one area to another by children or adults at risk and is connected to serious organised crime gangs. Over 27,000 children are involved in County Lines in the United Kingdom (UK). In the year 2022, police shut down over 1000 County Lines, however, many are still operating throughout the UK. County Lines affects all communities, and anyone can be coerced into being involved. Therefore, it is important to be aware of County Lines and know how to identify if someone is being exploited.

In this course, you will learn what County Lines are and how they operate, as well as the signs associated with them. You will learn how to identify and safeguard those at risk of being exploited and how to support individuals that have been affected. You will also learn how to respond to County Lines, including concerns and disclosures, as well as the importance of early intervention and prevention. The course will also teach you about the impact that County Lines can have on an individual, their family and their community and what support is available.

This course was last audited on: 19th May 2023
  • Downloadable module summaries of key learning points
  • Accredited by CPD
  • Fully online course and assessment with no time limits
  • Full audio voiceover and assessment
  • Approximate duration: 1-2 hours
  • Same day digital certificate. Printed certificate posted the next working day

Aims of the course

At the end of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Outline what County Lines are, how they operate and the signs associated with them.
  • Identify and safeguard those at risk of County Lines.
  • Determine how to support any individuals affected by County Lines activity.
  • Recognise the impact that County Lines can have on an individual.


CPD Approved

All of our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

On successful completion of the course you will be sent a quality assured certificate through the post the next working day. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit. 

This certificate does not have an expiry date. However, based on industry best practice guidelines, the recommended renewal period for this training is 3 years. We will print this recommended renewal date on your certificate.

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If you wish to try this course then register for a demo by clicking the 'interactive demo' button. You will be given the option to purchase and continue with your course at the end of your demo!

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Course content

1Introduction to County Lines

What is meant by the term County Lines, who is at risk, the role of County Lines in child criminal exploitation, child sexual exploitation, human trafficking and modern slavery and legislation and guidance.

2Identifying County Lines

Signs and indicators of County Lines, how people become involved and how County Lines operate.

3Responding to County Lines

The importance of early intervention and prevention, disclosures and concerns, next steps, multi-agency response and how to support those impacted by County Lines.

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The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked 15 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 80%. The answers are marked automatically, so you will instantly know whether you have passed. If you don't pass, don't worry! You can take the test as many times as you need with no extra charge.

Who should take this course?

This County Lines course is suitable for anyone who works with children, young people or adults in need that may be at risk of becoming involved in County Lines activity. This includes teachers, teaching assistants, school pastoral staff, activity leaders (e.g. sports clubs, scouts, religious groups), healthcare professionals and social workers.

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