Welcome to Escapeline
We are a South West based charity created to support young people between the ages of 10 – 25 years old, to prevent and protect young people from being criminally and sexually exploited.
In the South West of the UK, there is a significant rise in county lines drug crime, whereby a large amount of young people as young as 10 years old, are being criminally and sexually exploited by gangs.
These gangs proactively recruit young people to drug run in and around the South West, as well as outside the area. The gangs and criminal networks use extreme violence and intimidation towards these young people, which result in these young people feeling trapped and scared. They also train these young people to become recruiters and future gang members. Some of these gangs are forcing these vulnerable children from their homes to establish a base to sell drugs. As well as criminal exploitation, young people, in particular girls, are also being sexually exploited by these gangs.