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Rescue and Response Referrals

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 17th October 2019.

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Photo of Florence Eshalomi Florence Eshalomi Labour

Are all those arrested for county lines activity automatically reported to Rescue and Response for support? How does this happen?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

There is no flag on the National Strategy for Police Information Systems Custody (NSPIS) to identify county lines arrests, therefore it is not possible to automatically report to Rescue and Response. In many cases arrests are made for drug supply or modern slavery and intelligence is used to inform whether or not the arrest is in relation to county lines. Rescue and Response works closely with local authorities and policing teams, as well as the National County Lines Coordination Centre, to cross-check data and facilitate referrals to the service.