County Lines Awareness Information

Dear parents and carers,

Next week  is County Lines Awareness Week. The West Midlands Violence Reduction Unit (WM VRU) will be supporting County Lines Awareness through a social media campaign raising awareness of Child Criminal Exploitation and Wider Vulnerability (7th – 13th March 2022).

Students in school will have access to information and resources during tutor time  highlighting the impact of county lines on young people and their families. I have attached some free training and information sessions that you might be interested in attending. We will also feature some updates on our Facebook and Twitter feeds.

With best wishes

Mrs Hand

West Midlands Violence Reduction Unit Regional County Lines and Criminal Exploitation Awareness Training Programme

March 2022

This regional awareness training programme aims to develop and improve our understanding of the threat from County Lines and Criminal Exploitation.

All sessions are free of charge and will be delivered via Microsoft Teams / Zoom. The timetable below has links to the Eventbrite booking page for each event, where tickets can be booked. There are limited spaces for each session, so please sign up at your earliest opportunity to guarantee your place.

On behalf of the West Midlands Violence Reduction Unit and our partners we would like to share our deepest gratitude to our third sector partners who are delivering the training within the programme below.

 

Thursday 10th March 2022

 

Aquarius

 

Signs & Symptoms of Drug Use

 

This session will cover:

 

• Signs & symptoms of drug use

• Basic awareness of what to look out for

• Identifying substances and changes in behaviour.

 

 

Time: 10:00 – 12:00

 

This session aimed at family members and professionals with little or no drug knowledge.

 

Please register on Eventbrite:

 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/aquarius-signs-symptoms-of-substance-misuse-tickets-270916046187​​​​​​​

 

It’s a Penalty

 

County Lines

 

This session will cover an introduction to county Lines, highlighting the process and interventions available whilst warning about the dangers.

 

Time: 13:00 – 14:00

 

The session is aimed Young people, students, educators, parents

 

Please register on Eventbrite:

 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/its-a-penalty-county-lines-tickets-267603508297

 

 

 

 

Catch-22

 

Introduction to County Lines 

 

This briefing will cover an introduction to county lines and awareness for parents and guardians.

 

Time: 13:00 – 13:30

 

This session aimed at

Parents & Guardians.

 

 

Please register on Eventbrite:

 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/catch22-county-lines-awareness-for-parents-guardians-tickets-270928573657​​​​​​​

 

 

Economic Crime Unit

Money Mules Project

This session will cover awareness on the dangers of becoming a ‘money mule’ and the potential long-term implications.

Time: 13:00 – 14:00

This session aimed at

Parents, Carers, Young People.

Please register on Eventbrite:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/money-mules-project-tickets-265074383617