County Lines - Rescue and Response

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 17th July 2021.

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Photo of Joanne McCartney Joanne McCartney Labour

How many young people from (1) Enfield and (2) Haringey have been supported through your County Lines Rescue and Response service? What support has been given to them?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

There have been 62 referrals received for children and young people from Enfield since September 2019. 18 young people accepted the referral and have received support from the service.

62 referrals have been received between September 2019 for children from Haringey. 32 young people accepted the referral and have been supported by the service.

Young people referred into the Rescue and Response service are supported by St Giles Trust, Abianda (for young women on the programme) and Safer London. A caseworker to the young person works intensively with them on a one to one basis. A wide variety of support is offered, such as safety planning, family support, personal development, housing support, independent living skills and employability skills. For more information about the project and the support provided you may wish to read a recent strategic asessment: https://www.london.gov.uk/sites/default/files/rescue_recovery_year_2_sa_-_sept_2020.pdf