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Modern Slavery, including County Lines Webinar for UASC

This 2-hour webinar is for Carers and Professionals involved with the safeguarding and wellbeing of Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children.

It will provide you with the opportunity to explore the issues surrounding Modern Slavery, Serious Organised Crime (SOC) and ‘County Lines’, all of which are exploitative and harmful crimes that target vulnerable children and adults, such as Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children, as their victims.

You will be supported to develop the means by which to identify these types of exploitations and the knowledge and skills to act in order to safeguard young people and their communities.

This is a local as well as a national issue and, as such, is a priority for the West Sussex Safer Communities Partnership as children across West Sussex may be at risk of this type of exploitation.
The aim of this webinar is to support you to increasing your awareness of Modern Slavery, Serious Organised Crime (SOC), and County Lines in the context of your role as a Carer or as a Professional working with Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children.

It aims to guide you in:

  • Identifying the vulnerabilities of individuals who may be affected by Serious Organised Crime.
  • Identifying the signs and symptoms of children and young people who become victims of Modern Slavery exploitation, including County Lines operations.
  • Recognising what methods gangs use to "recruit" children and young people.
  • How to safeguard potential victims of Serious Organised Crime/County Lines.
  • If you apply what you have learnt in this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Recognise the scale of Modern Slavery and County Lines in its social and cultural context.
  • Define the terms “Serious and Organised Crime”, “Gangs”, “County Lines”, “Cuckooing” and some examples of street slang and Gang terminology.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of effective partnership safeguarding to protect and support young people and how to report concerns in the context of caring for UASC.
  • Suggest some ways to prevent young people from becoming involved.
  • Identify what can help the police in pursuit of perpetrators.
  • Identify what strategies help to protect the most vulnerable.
  • Identify what we can do to help communities prepare.
  • Describe and give examples of the intelligence required to safeguard victims and to support the disruption strategies of the police and other agencies.
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    Steve Morton
    Learning and Development Admin (
    SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueRoom NameMap
    Session 1Tuesday 19 January 202112:30 - 15:00Online LearningTBA
    SessionSession Details
    Session 1
    Tuesday 19 January 2021

    12:30 - 15:00

    Online Learning


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