Carers Week – 7th -13th June 2021

Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK. It also helps people who don’t think of themselves as having caring responsibilities to identify as carers and access much-needed support. This year we are

National County Lines Awareness Week – 17th – 23rd May 2021

Hertfordshire Modern Slavery Partnership are raising awareness of Exploitation linked to County Lines and Cuckooing. What is County Lines? It’s a term used to describe gangs and organised criminal networks operating throughout the UK that are involved in exporting illegal drugs into one or more importing areas within the UK, using dedicated mobile phone lines or other form of ‘deal line’. Cuckooing refers to a drug dealer taking over the home of vulnerable person to use as base to sell or manufacture drugs. Perpetrators are known to exploit children, young people, and vulnerable adults to move, manufacture and store drugs and money through deception, coercion, intimidation, violence (including sexual violence) and weapons.This is a form of modern slavery covered by the Modern Slavery Act within the UK.To find out how to spot the signs of criminal exploitation linked to county lines, visit: & The Children’s Society Victims of #CriminalExploitation