Refugee and Migrant Centre (RMC)
The Refugee and Migrant Centre (RMC) delivers holistic support and provides a safe, welcoming environment to thousands of asylum seekers, refugees, EU and other migrants in the Black Country and Birmingham every year. RMC’s highly skilled and diverse staff team provide OISC Levels 1 & 2 Immigration, Employment, Education, Welfare, ESOL, Housing/Homelessness/Destitution and Citizenship advice/casework and support. The staff and volunteers speak over 40 languages
Child Criminal Exploitation is common in county lines and occurs where an individual or group takes advantage of an imbalance of power to coerce, control, manipulate or deceive a child or young person under the age of 18. The victim may have been criminally exploited even if the activity appears consensual. Child Criminal Exploitation does not always involve physical contact; it can also occur through the use of technology.
Criminal exploitation of children is broader than just county lines, and includes for instance children forced to work on cannabis farms or to commit theft.
for more information about Criminal Expoiltation and Country Lines please see: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/criminal-exploitation-of-children-and-vulnerable-adults-county-lines