Office move

We have relocated! Our new office address is: 

ECPAT UK
Thomas Clarkson House
The Stable Yard
Broomgrove Road
London
SW9 9TL 

Please note we are currently experiencing technical difficulties with our phone systems. If you have an urgent enquiry, please call 07402 113985

 

About us

Working against child trafficking

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.

 

Working with young people

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.

 

Protecting children in tourism

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.

 

How we work

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.

 

Successes

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.

 

History

ECPAT UK is the UK national representative of ECPAT International, a global network of 80 children's rights organisations in 74 countries.

 

Annual reports

ECPAT UK is a registered charity (Number 1104948) and a company limited by guarantee (Number 5061385). Click below to read our annual reports.

Annual Report 2015-16

Annual Report 2013-14

 

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4A Chillingworth Road, London N7 8QJ. 
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Training

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

Latest updates

Mayor of London prioritises anti-trafficking efforts

3 May 2017

The Mayor and Deputy Mayor for Policing & Crime have answered calls from NGOs to outline their plans to strengthen London’s response to human trafficking, after a staggering…

Record number of UK child trafficking cases reported in 2016

3 April 2017

Child trafficking referrals increased by 30% to 1,278 in 2016, the highest on record according to the latest figures from the National Crime Agency. 

The National…

New ECPAT UK project: Local authorities supported to innovate child trafficking responses

31 March 2017

ECPAT UK has been selected by the government to deliver an innovative project aimed at improving the local response to child trafficking and all forms of modern slavery and exploitation.

#LostinMigration exposes desperate circumstances for lone migrant children in Europe

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…

British child abuser guilty of 45 crimes against Thai and UK children

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,…

Scottish Guardianship Service named ECPAT UK’s 2016 Children’s Champion

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…