How to use a comic book to have a conversation with children and young people who are at risk

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The discussion will focus on the power of comics to educate young people about the risks and harms of county lines, a model of criminal exploitation related to drug trafficking prevalent within the UK. The panel will share their experiences of designing a comic to be used in education and youth centres. It will explore the use of comic books as a tool to generate an open conversation with young people about exploitation, and will discuss how the art of storytelling can bring leading academic expertise on county lines to young audiences.

Dean Richards

Comic artist & visual story teller.

Grace Robinson

Expert witness, consultant and researcher, specialising in criminal exploitation & County Lines.


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