County lines drug trafficking

Blind spots from police, social services and even charities are allowing child trafficking to thrive. Here's what needs to change.
Sadia Ali, co-founder of Minority Matters, discusses how criminal gangs use children to move drugs across the country, along "county lines" and how the effects are being felt in already marginalised minority groups the most.
This is how young people are stolen from outside school and trafficked around the UK to sell drugs.
These are the substances driving county lines operations and how much Britain’s most popular drugs cost.
“County lines” operators are using jaw-dropping tactics to snare vulnerable children across the UK.
More than 10,000 people were identified as potential victims of forced labour last year. But a lack of frontline services this year has seen figures drop.
Organised child abuse is happening up and down the country and requires billions of pounds to fix, writes children's commissioner Anne Longfield OBE.
MPs are launching an inquiry into why a record number of children are going missing.