What to do if you have concerns?

The best advice is to trust your instincts. Even if someone isn’t involved in County Lines drug dealing, they may be being exploited in some other way, so it’s always worth speaking out.

You can help tackle this type of exploitation by knowing what to look for, including a change in behaviours or circumstances.

If you believe that someone may be involved in a County Line or other drugs activity, call the Police on 101 or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111

or report your concerns anonymously online at crimestoppers-uk.org. If you think someone is in immediate danger, dial 999.