County Lines

County Lines

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‘County Lines’ is a term used when drug gangs from big cities expand their operations to smaller towns. They often use violence to drive out local dealers and exploit children and vulnerable people to sell drugs. It’s happening everywhere and there are a number of training courses available from The Clewer Initiative to raise awareness of the problem and how best to respond.

The Clewer Initiative is the national work of the Church of England to combat modern slavery. It began initially in 2016 as a three year project. They have now obtained funding to continue until 2030 from the Clewer sisters. More formally known as the Order of St John the Baptist, the Clewer sisters are an order of Anglican nuns who donate generously to causes related to the eradication of human trafficking.

Please see details below and take a look at the additional information by following the link:

A message from The Clewer Initiative

Breaking County Lines is a resource tackling county lines exploitation. You can find out more information on the webpage here:  

We are running a series of regular courses for both faith and secular audiences. We have a few spaces on our upcoming course taking place on April 1st and 8th at 10:00-12:00. The course is aimed at those from secular organisations and you would be welcome to attend. If you are interested you can find out more and sign up here:

The resources page of our website also contains other awareness raising materials available to download for free. These include posters and leaflets about modern slavery:

You might also like to sign up to our newsletter for regular updates on our work and details of upcoming courses. You can sign up to receive the newsletter straight to your inbox by following the link here:

We also post regular updates about our work and training courses on social media. You can follow us on twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn by using the links below: 

Twitter: @theclewer


Instagram: @theclewerinitiative 


Best wishes, Amy Bishop – Business Support Officer

The Clewer Initiative, Faith & Public Life Department, Archbishops’ Council, Church House, Great Smith Street, London, SW1P 3AZ.


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