As part of a programme to combat the scourge of county line drug dealing an action plan has been put in place.Ooh, an 'action plan'! Does it involve heavy penalties for offenders?
County line dealing involves gangs, often armed, coming into town to deal class A drugs and recruit young people to take part.
The initiative has been launched by Southend Council and is one of a number of measures being put in place to help protect the borough’s children.The children at risk from drug dealing classmates, right?
The council has put in place a violence and vulnerability action plan which has seen dozens of workshops rolled out to schools and other agencies.Workshops! Who doesn't love a workshop?
Since September, the council has been offering every school in the borough structured lessons and training to staff to ensure they are equipped to identify and tackle issues arising from county lines exploitation.Well, I'm sure they'll have time for this, when they aren't doing all the other jobs parents should be doing.