- Chair: Professor Simon Harding, Professor of Criminology, and Director of the National Centre for Gang Research, University of West London
- Superintendent Andy O’Connor, Force County Lines Lead, Merseyside Police
- Kendra Houseman, Co-Founder, Out of the Shadows
- Holly Finlayson, County Lines Pathfinder Programme Manager, Norfolk Council
- Laura Hodgson, Projects Officer, Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner in Humberside
- Clare Gollop, Director, West Midlands Violence Reduction Unit
- Representative, Raleigh Learning Trust
- Evan Jones, Head of Child Criminal Exploitation Development, St Giles Trust
- Jo Sylvester, Community Resolution Team Leader, Ongo Homes
- John Gilbert, Managing Director, eskimosoup
Covid 19 forced criminal networks to adapt their drug supply methods and patterns of county line activity. Now is the time to review evolving perpetrator models
and deliver interventions to tackle offending and safeguard victims
of county lines.
Join Westminster Insight’s Digital Conference to discover how to co-ordinate an effective multi-agency response
to disrupt drug supply routes
, bring criminals to justice
and prevent victims of exploitation
. You’ll hear from Merseyside Police
about the latest strategies for the effective detection and enforcement
of county lines criminal networks.
Gain insight from a person with direct experience
of being groomed to run county lines and of recruiting others.
Hear from frontline services working with children and young people, including education providers, local authorities, PCCs, VRUs
and the third sector
, toidentify, protect and safeguard
those at risk of gang activity or who are already being exploited.
Gain insight into the role that housing services
and your local community
play in identifying and protecting vulnerable adult tenants
at risk of cuckooing
This half-day event will be delivered live from a custom digital platform. Network with colleagues online and view the content on demand for 14 days after the event.