Havering residents are being invited to a series of talks to help them spot the signs of child criminal exploitation and gain information about what to do if they suspect a child could be at risk.
Six public talks are being held across the borough in response to calls from the public for more information. about what is known as county lines.
Havering Council has arranged for the talks to be held from October 7th and 16 and is encouraging adult members of the community to attend.
Councillor Viddy Persaud, Havering’s Cabinet Member for Public Protection and Safety said :
‘The Council has set up these meetings in direct response to parents’ concerns for more information about county lines, how they can spot the signs of exploitation and what they can do to protect their children.
‘Keeping our children safe is paramount and stopping them from being exploited and knowing where to get help and support is vital if we’re to keep them from getting involved in a life of crime outside of school.’