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County Lines

County Lines Guidance for Parents and Pupils

Suffolk Children are considered to be in direct danger by 'County Lines' due to the close links to London and other cities. If you are concerned about a child or want to know more follow the link to the local County Lines Team.

A 10 minute video created in partnership with Sketchups discussing the County Lines methodology and how this is impacting Children and Vulnerable adults.

At Birchwood Primary School, we discuss issues linked to County Lines through an age-appropriate and progressive PSHE curriculum. Year 5 and 6 pupils are also offered workshops run by our Online Safeguarding Lead and the St Giles Trust to raise awareness of 'knife crimes', 'Internet Safety' and 'County Lines'. 

All staff are also trained to know what County Lines is, how to look out for signs that children are involved in a County Lines Gang and actions to take. 

Free Suffolk  Parent / carer webinars delivered by St Giles Trust 

Full details in flyer above & on booking page
East Suffolk and Ipswich  Parent and Carer Webinar  
Webinar Registration - Zoom
Date: 10th February 2022 
Time: 6.30pm - 8pm
West Suffolk Parent and Carer Webinar 
Webinar Registration - Zoom
Date: 23rd March 2022 
Time: 6.30pm - 8pm

Before the first Lockdown, St Giles Trust led a parent workshop at Birchwood relating to gangs and County Lines. Parents that attended highly rated the session. It was incredibly informative. All information was shared from first-hand experience. St Giles Trust have invited us to their next workshops (see above) that can be joined remotely.