Help and advice about the exploitation of young people


Gangsline offer a free, confidential helpline. You can call them on 0800 032 9538. They aim to provide help and support to young men and women involved in gang culture.

You can also contact them on email.

They also have a lot of information on their website about gang culture, including what to do if you need general information or legal advice.

For professionals

Please report any information directly to:

Single Point of Advice 0-19 (SPOA) at East Sussex Children’s Services:

Phone: 01323 464222

Email: or 

Secure email: 

Any reports of crime should, as always, be reported to 101.

Criminal exploitation of children and vulnerable adults: county lines guidance. This guidance is primarily aimed at frontline staff who work with children, young people and potentially vulnerable adults.

Members of the Safer Communities Partnership