august, 2019

29augAll DayCounty Lines Drug Networks in Scotland: Preventing and Tackling the Criminal Exploitation of Children and Vulnerable Adults


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A year on from the publication of the Community Experiences of Serious Organised Crime in Scotland research report, this timely event examines the latest guidance and good practice on how to identify, support, and help young and vulnerable victims of criminal exploitation.

Tackling the spread of mobile-drug markets across Scotland

In January 2019, Crimestoppers launched a campaign to raise awareness of county lines activity in Scotland, and to highlight the violence, exploitation, and abuse that this criminal activity is inflicting on vulnerable people in Scotland’s rural and coastal towns. Instead of an established community base, these mobile drug markets, so-called ‘county lines’, do not require a strong community infrastructure; rather, criminals occupy the premises of a local individual to act as a base for their criminal activity. This is often the housing of someone with vulnerabilities related to age, addiction, or mental health.

Join us to hear from leading experts and practitioners in the field as we examine how to effectively reduce the impact of mobile drug markets in our rural communities and better protect children and vulnerable adults from criminal exploitation. 

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All Day (Thursday)


Central Edinburgh - Venue TBC