The County Lines Conference: Preventing and Tackling the Criminal Exploitation of Children and Vulnerable Adults

Confirmed speakers:

  • Ann Coffey MP, Member of Parliament for StockportChair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Runaway and Missing Children and Adults
  • Brittany Clarke, NPCC Protect Lead, National County Lines Coordination Centre
  • Danian Reid, Detective Inspector, MPS County Line Tactical Coordination & Support Officer, National County Lines Coordination Centre
  • Michael Phipps, Service Manager for Disrupting Exploitation Programme Greater Manchester, The Children’s Society
  • Phil Ashford, CSE Response Unit, NWG Network
  • Steve Baguley, Community & Education Response Unit, NWG Network
  • Nicola Bell, Programme Manager, Victims First: Willow Project
  • Dan Martin, Principal Officer - Social Care, National Children's Bureau
  • Caleb Jackson, Get Connected Lead, Enthusiasm Trust
  • Liam Jack, Lived Experience Youth Worker, Enthusiasm Trust
  • (Chair), Joseph Russo, Chief Executive, Enthusiasm Trust


The Home Office published guidance last year to help multiple stakeholders recognise the signs of exploitation of children and vulnerable adults in county lines activity. The guidance is provided to assist practitioners to respond appropriately so that potential victims of exploitation receive the support and help they need.

This October, join us to review the progress so far in addressing criminal exploitation in relation to county lines activity. This event will bring together key experts within this topic from across the UK to discuss the latest guidance and good practice in identifying, reaching and supporting young and vulnerable victims of criminal exploitation. This is an important event for local authorities, the police, schools and other key stakeholders and will equip participants with the tools to effectively reduce the impact of child criminal exploitation.

Key issues to be addressed include:

  • Update on policy and guidance on responding to the criminal exploitation of children and vulnerable people.
  • Establishing effective partnerships across statutory and non-statutory sectors
  • Strengthening detection and prevention strategies through a coordinated response
  • Detecting victims or at-risk children and vulnerable people
  • Good practice case studies on detection and response
  • Promoting multi-agency working and information sharing

About the event:

The morning session will focus on an update on the national policy landscape, a strategy update from the National County Lines Co-ordination Centre, a study on existing guidance on safeguarding children and vulnerable adults and provide an insight into county lines culture.

The afternoon session will explore regional police perspectives on county lines and best practice in multi-agency approaches to county lines activity. The day will conclude with a panel discussion to give delegates an opportunity to ask questions and share observations from the day.

Who should attend?

Anyone with an interest in protecting young and vulnerable people on county lines, including: units who deal with gangs locally and nationally, community safety and CSP teams, the police, PCCs, local authorities, Ministry of Justice, Home Office, children’s services, school health and wellbeing teams, primary care trusts, probation services, LCJB, LSPs, the CPS and Courts Service, DAATs, YOTs, Victim Support among many more.

Further information:

Our events are CPD certified. This event is equivalent to 3 CPD points.
A certificate is available on request post-event to all attendees.

Please note that all speakers and the agenda are subject to change without notice.

For registration enquiries please contact: | 0207 593 5657

To discuss event sponsorship, speaking opportunities and agenda content, please email:

Wednesday 23rd October 2019

10:00am - 4:00pm (including networking lunch)


Private Sector | 1 Place: £345 | 2+ Places: £295 each


Public Sector | 1 Place: £255 | 2+ Places: £205 each


Charity Sector | 1 Place: £205 | 2+ Places: £155 each


Above prices exclude VAT


If you require a booking form, please contact | 0207 593 5657

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