The Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner and ECPAT UK (Every Child Protected Against Trafficking) have launched a report providing an outline of child trafficking in the UK between October 2020 and October 2021. The report provides the latest data, policy developments and examples of both promising practice and challenges faced by practitioners. Recommendations include: police and prosecutors should ensure that officers and staff are equipped to identify potential child victims of modern slavery at the earliest opportunity; the Department for Education should no longer use unregulated accommodation for children due to well evidenced links between this this type of accommodation and exploitation; and the Home Office should commence a full national roll-out of the Independent Child Trafficking Guardian Service across England and Wales as soon as possible.
Read the press release: Launch: IASC and ECPAT UK report on child trafficking
Download the report: Child trafficking in the UK 2021: a snapshot (PDF)
Source: Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner
Date: 23 December 2021