‘County Lines’ is an emerging national issue that poses significant threat to communities and exploits the most vulnerable members of society. An organised crime group (or urban gang) who extends their drug dealing enterprise across county boundaries is known as running a ‘county line’.
If you suspect drug dealing is taking place or you are concerned that a young person or vulnerable adult may have been targeted by an organised crime group, please REPORT IT
You don’t have to be certain, just concerned.
Get more information on County Lines
Help and Support
If someone is in immediate danger or a crime is taking place you should always dial 999.
- South Wales Police 999/101
- Crimestoppers - 0800 555111
- Giles Trust - 020 7708 8000
- Fearless – 0800 555 111
- Childline – 0800 1111
- Barnardo's Cymru - 029 2049 3387
- Modern Slavery Helpline - 08000 121 700
- Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) - 0870 000 3344
Kicking County Lines Into Touch
We are distributing free Rugby World Cup fixtures cards, which include dates, venues and times of matches, together with space to note the results of each match to help raise awareness of the issues surrounding County Lines
On the reverse of the card is important information on County Lines, including an explanation of what County Lines is, how it can affect people, the signs to look out for and where to get help or report anything that you think might be cause for concern.
We know that there is huge interest in the Rugby World Cup and will be giving away the cards free of charge. The only thing we ask in return is that anyone who picks one up takes a few minutes to read the important information about County Lines on the reverse.
The pocket size games cards are available in libraries, council buildings and other public places in NPT, or you can download a copy here.