Trapped

This page contains resources that we invite people to download, print and use to support the Trapped Campaign.

The resources are based around two videos that highlight the different ways in which children, young people and vulnerable adults can be exploited by criminals.

County Lines is our first campaign video, and our second is The Present. Each comes with associated posters, leaflets, and social media assets, and we have titled all of the resources in line with the campaign video it relates to.

For more information on ways to use the campaign resources on this page, download the Campaign Pack 

Click here to download the Trapped Campaign Pack


Posters and leaflets



A5 leaflet (two sided) - County Lines

Click here to download the A5 leaflet


A4 poster - County Lines

Click here to download the A4 poster


A5 Leaflet (two sided) - The Present

Click here to download the A5 leaflet


A4 Poster - The Present

Click here to download the A4 poster


Social Media Assets



County Lines Trailer

The Present Trailer 


County Lines - A Victim's Story                                                                                                             

County Lines- A teacher's Story 

County Lines - A Criminal's Story                                                                                                    

County Lines- A mother's Story


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Suggested social media posts



Copy and paste the text below into your posts, and feel free to link them to any of the social media assets above

Facebook

County Lines is a form of criminal exploitation and sees offenders moving children or vulnerable people for the purposes of selling drugs. They could be trafficked around the local area, or taken to areas with no obvious links or connections.

Watch the full video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLhGpS1f-F0

#GMTrapped #CountyLines #FindAWayOut

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Offenders groom, threaten, force or trick victims into carrying out their crimes. Presents may be given to the victim as a reward to keep them on side which leads them to becoming trapped in a spiral of intimidation, fear and debt.

Watch the full video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdbdUJxC_eU

#GMTrapped #CountyLines #FindAWayOut


Offenders often give their victims burner phones to use. Does your child have extra mobile phones that you don't know where they have come from? Watch the full video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdbdUJxC_eU #GMTrapped #CountyLines #FindAWayOut

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(Please feel free to use the full version of the post below, or extracts)

We’re working to put a stop to criminal gangs grooming children and vulnerable adults to commit crime.

‘Trapped’ is a form of criminal exploitation and sees offenders moving children or vulnerable people for the purposes of selling drugs. They could be trafficked around the local area, or taken to areas with no obvious links or connections.

Victims could also be criminally exploited and forced to carry out other crimes such as arson, violent offences, criminal damage, assault or robbery. They could also be forced to store firearms or money.

Offenders groom, threaten, force or trick victims into carrying out their crimes. If the victim doesn’t comply the offender may use violence, or threaten the victim’s family to ensure they get what they want. Gifts may be given to the victim as a reward to keep them on side which leads them to becoming trapped in a spiral of intimidation, fear and debt.

Some signs that a young or vulnerable person could be ‘Trapped’ and need help are:

  • Young people going missing / travelling to areas where they have no obvious links or connections
  • School absence or missing from school
  • Money, clothes or accessories which they are unable to account for
  • Receiving an excessive amount of texts and phone calls
  • Relationships with controlling / older individuals or groups
  • Carrying weapons
  • Significant decline in school results / performance
  • Self-harm or significant changes in emotional wellbeing

  • Anyone with concerns either about themselves or somebody else should contact GMP via the LiveChat facility on the website or call 101 in a non-emergency situation.

    You can also report details anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, or the Modern Slavery Helpline on 08000 121 700

    Always dial 999 when there is an emergency or an immediate threat to life.

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    Twitter

    County Lines is a form of criminal exploitation and sees offenders moving children or vulnerable people for the purposes of selling drugs. They could be trafficked around the local area, or taken to areas with no obvious links or connections.

    Watch the full video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLhGpS1f-F0

    #GMTrapped #CountyLines #FindAWayOut

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    Offenders groom, threaten, force or trick victims into carrying out their crimes. Presents may be given to the victim as a reward to keep them on side which leads them to becoming trapped in a spiral of intimidation, fear and debt.

    Watch the full video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdbdUJxC_eU

    #GMTrapped #CountyLines #FindAWayOut

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    Criminals are grooming young and vulnerable people to commit crime. Find out more and watch the short films at: www.programmechallenger.co.uk/Trapped #GMTrapped #CountyLines #FindAWayOut

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    Offenders use intimidation to exploit children and vulnerable adults to commit crime on their behalf. Find out more at and watch the short films at: www.programmechallenger.co.uk/Trapped  #GMtrapped #CountyLines #FindAWayOut

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    We want to protect children & vulnerable people who've been groomed to commit crime for gangs. Find out more at: www.programmechallenger.co.uk/Trapped #GMTrapped #CountyLines #FindAWayOut

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    Worried about someone you know and think they are committing crime on behalf of someone else. Get more information and watch the short films at:www.programmechallenger.co.uk/Trapped  #GMTrapped #CountyLines #FindAWayOut

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    Are you being made to commit crime on behalf of someone else? Do you feel scared? Isolated? Threatened? You can #FindAWayOut www.programmechallenger.co.uk/Trapped #CountyLines #GMTrapped

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    Are you being forced to deal drugs for someone you know? Are you fearful for yourself or your family’s safety? You can  www.programmechallenger.co.uk/Trapped #GMTrapped #CountyLines #FindAWayOut

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    Are you being forced to carry firearms for someone you know? Do you feel lost? Alone? Afraid? You can #FindAWayOut www.programmechallenger.co.uk/Trapped #GMTrapped #CountyLines

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    Are you committing crime for someone you know? Are you scared to speak out? #FindAWayOut www.programmechallenger.co.uk/Trapped #GMTrapped #CountyLines



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