'County lines' - how children and young people are forced to sell drugs What is ‘county lines’? County lines refers to when gangs and organised crime networks exploit children to sell drugs, often across counties, and use dedicated mobile phone ‘lines’ to supply drugs. Gangs own a mobile phone ‘line’ that they use [...]
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The Adverse Childhood Experiences evidence base–a wake up call to radically redesign Children’s Mental Health Services.admin20122018-03-05T14:39:24+00:00
The Adverse Childhood Experiences evidence base–a wake up call to radically redesign Children’s Mental Health Services. Throughout my twenty year career as a psychologist working in Specialist Children’s Mental Health Services (SCAMHS) two frequently repeated mantras have been amongst the biggest sources of frustration for me: “It’s a social problem, not a mental disorder” and “the [...]
Young people in care being ‘criminalised’ as police receive unnecessarily high number of calls to children’s homesadmin20122018-03-05T12:24:13+00:00
Young people in care being 'criminalised’ as police receive unnecessarily high number of calls to children’s homes Children in care are at risk of being criminalised as police forces are called out to children’s homes at an unnecessarily high rate, a report has found. Research by the Howard League for Penal Reform shows [...]