The SOS+ Service
The SOS+ Service delivers early intervention work in educational settings, through preventative sessions on violence, vulnerability and exploitation. Our award-winning approach uses trained professionals with lived experience of the criminal justice system to de-glamorise gang involvement and expose the harsh realities of crime and violence. As they know these issues first-hand, they can speak from their own experiences and have high levels of engagement from the young people.
Complete the form below in order to access the County Lines animation created by the SOS+ team. Please also complete the survey after the video in order for us to receive feedback.
The film tells the story of a young person called Nathan who is groomed and exploited by his best friend's brother, Slim. The animation follows Nathan's journey through his involvement with County Lines and the realities he experienced, how he was treated and what eventually happened to Nathan and Slim.
In the animation above you were introduced to a series of characters who played a part in Nathan's journey. We spoke to them years on, and below you will find a series of audio clips of each character reflecting on their lives and telling you their testimony. Click on each link below to hear their stories. After listening to each, please return to the activity pack to complete each character's related activities: