A charter to tackle County Lines

By Ann McGauran | 18 March 2019

Islington LBC’s first report on the local implementaton of the Charter Against Modern Slavery shows it has led to progress in earlier identification of children at risk of exploitation through County Lines. Ann McGauran reports

A year ago, Islington LBC became the first council to sign the Charter Against Modern Slavery – giving it a duty to report publicly each year on its implementation. In the first report of its kind, the local authority has published details of its collaborative work so far to combat modern slavery.

More than 80 councils in the UK  have signed up to the charter – which Islington LBC helped to draft.

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