County Lines: Community performance; 22/01/2019

Tuesday 22 January 2019 5:00:00 p.m. to 6:00:00 p.m.

Location

Council Chamber, South Cambs Hall, Cambourne Business Park, Cambourne, Cambridge, CB23 6EA

County Lines: A play for only suitable for schoolchildren in year seven upwards and adult audiences.

About the play:

Meet Dex. He’s a nice guy. He’ll offer you money. He’ll offer you drugs. He’ll be generous. He’ll make you feel important. He’ll make you feel part of something. He’ll make your life exciting. He’ll do whatever it takes to get you working for him and his mates, and when you do…

Meet Dex. He’s a scary guy. He’ll say you owe him money. He’ll make you deal drugs and move packages. He’ll blackmail you. He’ll be violent. He’ll make you feel terrified. He’ll turn your life upside down. He’ll do whatever it takes to keep you working for him and his mates.

And he’s good at it. He knows he’ll get you because he knows you’ll make bad decisions… bad choices. Dex runs the County Lines.

To secure seats at this event, please email Linda.Gallagher@scambs.gov.uk

About the performers, Alter Ego Creative Solutions:

AlterEgo Creative Solutions were commissioned by Police to develop an Applied Theatre play to raise awareness around Child Criminal Exploitation – specifically the strand of the County Lines drug trafficking model that sees vulnerable adults and young people targeted by organised groups and gangs to groom, trick, trap and manipulate them into trafficking drugs and sometimes weapons.

The play aims to raise awareness around:

  • What is County Lines and how can it affect young people
  • The Grooming Process and how it can apply to County Lines
  • The similarities and potential crossovers between child criminal exploitation and child sexual exploitation
  • Where to go for help and advice

For adult audiences, the play also:

  • Raises awareness of the warning signs of child criminal exploitation
  • Raises awareness of the coercive process that young people may have been through that has resulted in them being criminally exploited – a process that can all too easily make it seem as though they have made their own choices.

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