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In 2004, ECPAT UK produced groundbreaking research on the trafficking of children into the UK. An on-going programme of research, training and advocacy informs our campaigning efforts. ECPAT UK has been instrumental in raising awareness in government of the plight of children trafficked into the UK for both sexual exploitation and for exploitative labour. There are still many gaps in policy and practice that need urgent attention.
ECPAT UK believes that children’s voices need to be heard and we encourage youth involvement in all aspects of our work including campaigns and lobbying decision makers. For many years ECPAT UK has worked with partner organisations in the UK to enable young people to campaign against commercial sexual exploitation and to increase service provision and support child victims of trafficking. ECPAT UK is committed to child and youth participation and to building links with youth networks.
ECPAT UK campaigns have been responsible for new legislation that can prosecute British nationals for crimes committed abroad. Sadly, with cheaper travel and new technologies British offenders continue to target the world’s most vulnerable children. Their abusive acts are often captured on digital technology and transmitted around the world. ECPAT UK works with police and the travel and tourism industry but much more work needs to be done to safeguard children no matter where they live.
ECPAT UK is a leading children’s rights organisation campaigning against child trafficking and exploitation in the UK and on its international aspects.
In particular, we focus on the protection of trafficked children and children exploited in tourism and the prevention of such crimes. We do this in a number of ways.
Since 1994, ECPAT UK's targeted and focused campaigns and activities have been successful in improving child protection, including the introduction of new UK legislation and the ratification of relevant international conventions, and in raising awareness about child trafficking, exploitation and the abuse of children by British sex offenders at home and abroad.
ECPAT UK is the UK national representative of ECPAT International, a global network of 80 children's rights organisations in 74 countries.
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ECPAT UK is the leading expert voice on child trafficking in the UK and we offer a comprehensive training programme focused on safeguarding young people from trafficking, modern slavery, and transnational abuse. To find out more visit our training page.
1 March 2017
An influential coalition of children’s’ rights charities, including ECPAT UK, have today called on EU and national ministers to end the disappearance, suffering…
01 February 2017
Serial child abuser, and retired English teacher, Mark Frost, formerly Andrew Tracey, has pleaded guilty to 45 counts of rape and sexual assault of children in the UK and Thailand,…
19 January 2017
ECPAT UK has today announced the Scottish Guardianship Service as the recipient of the 2016 Children’s Champion award.
The award is made in recognition of the Scottish…
17 January 2017
ECPAT UK’s work to stop child trafficking, modern slavery and sexual abuse in tourism will be featured in the latest BBC Lifeline Appeal film, airing this Sunday at 16:15…
“We are nobody in this country.” – Trafficked child interviewed for new ECPAT UK and Missing People report
Trafficked and unaccompanied asylum-seeking children are going missing…
11 October 2016
A new report by the Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) has again urged the United Kingdom to improve protection of…