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Across Greater Manchester, we recognise that the criminal exploitation of children and vulnerable adults does not relate only to the distribution of drugs (referred to nationally as ‘County Lines’) but can include other forms of criminal activity including: violent offences, arson, the storing of firearms, holding money, sexual exploitation and the ‘cuckooing’ of victims – taking over the home of a vulnerable adult to use for criminal reasons.
The ‘Trapped’ campaign aims to raise awareness of all forms of criminal exploitation, in recognition that young people and vulnerable adults may feel ‘Trapped’ and need support to find a way out.
We also know that young people and vulnerable adults are not always moved to towns outside of Greater Manchester and that the exploitation can often take place within our boundaries.
The campaign will be used to raise awareness of criminal exploitation amongst key partners and to work with communities to ensure they feel confident about identifying and reporting their concerns.
We would be grateful for your support and would ask that you use the resources available in this pack to promote key messages through your channels and to support your local activity / campaign work.
Please contact GMP Public Relations Team if you have any questions relating to this campaign: E: firstname.lastname@example.org T: 0161 856 2284
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