At Holbrook 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 PCSO workshops to raise awareness of 'knife crimes', 'Internet Safety' and 'County Lines'.
Staff also use Dot Com Digital (2Simple) with their pupils. This is a new range of resources under the Dot Com Digital banner and a unique safeguarding programme for 5 - 11s that supports their personal, social and emotional development and helps provide a safe space for them to learn the skills to lead a safe and happy life.
Dot Com Digital is a set of free resources to support teachers in delivering lessons around the Emergency services, grooming, County Lines and knife crime. The materials were created by children, safeguarding leads, Essex Police and the National Police Chief Council Lead for Internet Intelligence and Investigations.
The current resources available are suitable for Years 2, 5 and 6. The lessons plans were written in consultation with Essex Police and include detailed teacher guidance, terminology, lessons plans and online and offline activities.
You can sign up to access the free resources here: https://2simple.com/dot-com-digital/free-resources/
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.
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.