Police found 198 young people out on the streets of Hyndburn in a single night. Police, trading standards and Hyndburn Community Safety Partnership joined forced for the operation on Friday, July 27 which aimed to keep youngsters out of harm's way.
Nine children aged between 14 and 17 were taken to a place of safety after they were considered to be 'at risk'.
This included two schoolgirls who were found drinking alcohol with a group of older males who were all camping in the woods and a 14-year-old boy who was found just before midnight trying to pick fights with older men.
Special Constables, Trading Standards Officers and staff from Hyndburn Children’s Trust, Early Break and Ribble Valley CAPSS worked together in Hyndburn to identify young people who were classed as vulnerable or at risk of significant harm.
Officers spoke to 198 youngsters who were out on the streets during the operation between 6pm and 1am.
The action came as part of the new CANsafe scheme - a joint initiative which involves agencies working together to address the negative impact under-age drinking and anti social behaviour can have on communities.
It follows the success of the Community Alcohol Network which has been running successfully since June 2011.
Chief Inspector Julian Platt said young people on the streets often ended up involved in crime or anti-social behaviour.
He added: : "The CAN project is designed to intervene with these young people early, to seize alcohol and to protect vulnerable young people by removing them from the streets.
"The project has prevented young people from committing crime and entering the criminal justice system, which in turn has reduced the number of victims and police demands at busy times.
"The operation also allows us to make sure young people or families receive additional support where it is needed."
Councillor Pam Barton, Chair of the Hyndburn community safety partnership added: "Operation CANsafe is all about agencies coming together to protect vulnerable children and young people from the dangers of alcohol and therefore reducing associated ASB
Anyone with information or concerns about under age drinking or anti social behaviour can contact the police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.