Gang related criminal behaviours


Primary, secondary schools and colleges will remain open only for vulnerable children and the children of critical workers.

All other children will learn remotely until February half term.

Early Years settings remain open.

See the coronavirus help and support page.

Apply for your child’s primary school place: If your child was born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017, then they are due to start primary school in September 2021. Don’t miss the deadline on 15 January 2021. If you miss the deadline you are much less likely to get the school you want.

If you feel a child is in immediate danger, call the police on 999.

If you are worried a child is involved in a gang taking part in criminal activities, call the NSPCC for advice and support. The NSPCC has an anonymous helpline on 0808 800 5000 and online information about gangs and young people.

‘County Lines’ is a police term for urban gangs supplying drugs. See the Brighton & Hove Safeguarding Children Partnership for signs of County Lines activity to look out for.

NSPCC gang information