Drugs gangs targeting vulnerable children in Greater Manchester
Ann Coffey MP warned today that vulnerable children in Greater Manchester are being targeted by violent criminal gangs to transport and sell drugs across the country.
Speaking in a House of Commons adjournment debate on ‘County Lines’, Ms Coffey said that children in children’s homes and Pupil Referral Units were being groomed and used by gangs. She urged anyone who suspected this was happening in their community to report it to Greater Manchester Police.
CTZN is a new mobile-based social media platform for young people aged 13 to 18. The app has been designed in partnership with Greater Manchester police and offers a safe social network connecting young people with great activities and recognising their achievements.
During 2015 the UK Parliament is commemorating the 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta, which paved the way for the House of Commons and the democracy we know today.
In line with delivering the citizenship part of the education curriculum, Mersey Vale Primary School in the Heatons invited Ann Coffey to come to talk to their School Council about democracy and to answer their questions about her job as an MP.