ECPAT UK - Campaigning against child trafficking and transnational child exploitation

ECPAT UK is active in research, campaigning and lobbying government to prevent child exploitation and protect children in tourism and child victims of trafficking.

 

Only bold action can do justice to 25-year legacy of the UNCRC

20 November 2014 

Bharti Patel & Ryan Mahan, ECPAT UK

Twenty-five years ago, global leaders made a promise to guarantee all children and young people aged 17 and under a comprehensive set of rights. In this landmark text, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child called upon governments around the world to uphold their responsibility to protect children from violence, abuse and neglect, and to ensure that children are provided a standard of care to enable each child to flourish long into the future. 

Looking back, there is much to be proud of -- the Convention has changed the way children are viewed and treated. Rather than passive objects of care and charity, children were to be seen for the first time in international convention as human beings with a distinct set of rights.

 

Don't derail modern slavery fight, anti-trafficking campaigners urge Prime Minister

18 November 2014

ECPAT campaign for European justice against traffickingUPDATE: Last week, MPs voted overwhelmingly for the UK to keep vital powers that help fight transnational child exploitation and trafficking.

Thanks to the help of more than 2,000 ECPAT UK supporters, the Prime Minister and Members of Parliament heard just how powerful European provisions such as Joint Investigations Teams are in helping us clamp down on cross-border crimes of modern slavery.

 

Thousands of children at risk online, according to new poll

14 November 2014

ECPAT UK runs a peer-to-peer project with young people on online safety

ECPAT UK today expressed great concern over recent evidence showing a persistent rise in numbers of children reporting experience of cyberbullying and abuse online.

Thousands of teenagers, including many aged 15 or under, are using the messaging service Snapchat and the dating app Tinder every day, according to the study by internet security firm McAfee. 

 

ECPAT UK names leading solicitor Children's Champion 2014

31 October 2014

Kalvir Kaur, winner of the 2014 Children's Champion awardLeading refugee children's solicitor Kalvir Kaur has been presented with the 2014 ECPAT UK Children's Champion award. 

Kalvir, Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year in 2008, is lauded as an ‘unsung hero’ in the anti-trafficking field for her work representing child victims of trafficking for over a decade.

 

ECPAT UK launches new publication on child trafficking

21 October 2014

Frequently Asked Questions on Child Trafficking publicationECPAT UK today published a new booklet to empower practitioners, campaigners, students and the general public to ensure the needs of trafficked children are considered at every level of UK society.

Launched to coincide with Anti-Slavery Day 2014, FAQs on Child Trafficking provides insight into the frontline issues and questions identified by ECPAT UK in daily interactions with practitioners and children who have been trafficked.

 

ECPAT UK teams with UK Border Force for Anti-Slavery Day

17 October 2014

ECPAT UK will help host heightened anti-trafficking activities at all five London Heathrow Airport terminals to mark the fourth Anti-Slavery Day (18 October) today and tomorrow.

Specialist anti-trafficking charities, including ECPAT UK, will team up with Border Force officials to raise awareness of human trafficking and support Heathrow staff and passengers to help keep vulnerable children and adults safe at UK airports.

 

Inadequate response by UK Government to sexual abuse of children by British nationals overseas

27 September 2014

The persistence of British offenders implicated in, and convicted of, sexual abuse of children abroad raises serious questions over the UK Government’s response to transnational child abuse, leading children’s rights charity ECPAT UK has said on World Tourism Day.   

Recent Government figures, published in Hansard (21 July 2014), show an increase in the numbers of British nationals convicted of sexual offences against children within the EU and outside the EU, as notified to the Association of Chief Police Officers’ Criminal Records Office (ACRO).

 

ECPAT UK speaks out on modern slavery in Government film campaign

16 September 2014

“Modern slavery is closer than you think”, a new Government film campaign featuring ECPAT UK has warned. 

The film enlists leading children’s charities and human rights defenders, including ECPAT UK, to encourage professionals and the public to recognise the signs to help stop modern slavery and trafficking in the UK.

 

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Young leaders promote responsible digital citizenship at ECPAT conference

19 November 2014

Young people from across the European Union shared their recommendations for improved digital citizenship amongst children and young people at the final Make IT…

Don't derail modern slavery fight, anti-trafficking campaigners urge Prime Minister

18 November 2014

UPDATE: Last week, MPs voted overwhelmingly for the UK to keep vital powers that help fight transnational child exploitation and trafficking.

Thanks to the help…

Thousands of children at risk online, according to new poll

14 November 2014

ECPAT UK today expressed great concern over recent evidence showing a persistent rise in numbers of children reporting experience of cyberbullying and abuse online.

ECPAT UK names leading solicitor Children's Champion 2014

31 October 2014

Leading refugee children's solicitor Kalvir Kaur has been presented with the 2014 ECPAT UK Children's Champion award. 

Kalvir, Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year in…

ECPAT UK launches new publication on child trafficking

21 October 2014

ECPAT UK today published a new booklet to empower practitioners, campaigners, students and the general public to ensure the needs of trafficked children are considered at every…

ECPAT UK teams with UK Border Force for Anti-Slavery Day

17 October 2014

ECPAT UK will help host heightened anti-trafficking activities at all five London Heathrow Airport terminals to mark the fourth Anti-Slavery Day (18 October) today and tomorrow.