In England children in all areas of the country are being arrested for dealing Class A drugs, including crack, heroin and cocaine. It is suggested that children as young as 8 are being sucked into a world of drug dealing where gangs use torture as a means of asserting their authority.
Patterns of grooming of children for criminal exploitation are very similar to those of sexual exploitation, and there is a concern that this is the next child exploitation scandal. Prevention of children being groomed for criminal enterprise should be seen as a top priority for all leaders of communities not only in England but every country on the globe.