ECPAT UK - Campaigning against child sexual exploitation and trafficking.
ECPAT UK is active in research, campaigning and lobbying government to prevent child exploitation and protect children in tourism and child victims of trafficking.
Anti-Slavery International and ECPAT UK are pleased that the Court of Criminal Appeal has today signalled its recognition of the importance of Article 8 of the EU Trafficking Directive (2011/36), which enshrines the right for victims of trafficking to not be prosecuted for their involvement in criminal activities they have been compelled to commit as a direct consequence of being trafficked.
The Court discussed the responsibility of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) in ensuring no trafficked child should be brought before a criminal court as a defendant when the crime is a consequence of trafficking. The CPS has indicated that it will revise its guidance to form a tighter safety net for these types of cases for both adults and children in trafficking situations. The Court also recognised the duty for UK law enforcement agencies to investigate the traffickers in these cases.
The United Kingdom’s law and extra-jurisdictional policing arrangements are putting vulnerable children at high risk of sexual abuse, by their failure either to prevent British sex offenders from travelling or to prosecute them when they commit offences abroad, according to a new report commissioned by the Association of Chief Police Officers released today.
The authors of the report are calling for simplification of the laws on British nationals sexually exploiting vulnerable children, and propose a single ‘Child Sexual Offences Prevention Order’. Unlike the existing range of prevention orders, this single order would simply necessitate evidence rather than, as now, requiring a previous qualifying conviction.
The ECPAT UK National Training Centre in central London offers a comprehensive training programme that supports and develops good practice in safeguarding children. Training is based on up-to-date research and evidence, such as case law, the experiences of children, government guidance and legislation.
ECPAT UK is recruiting a Temporary Information and Communications Officer, with a comprehensive knowledge of managing information and communications using Drupal Content Management System, HTML or equivalent and desktop publishing software, specifically Adobe InDesign CS. The preferred start date for the post is the first week of June. This role would initially be for the period of two months, with a view to possibly extending the contract on a month-by-month basis.
Please note - due to the urgency to fill this Temp role as soon as possible, the closing date for applications is 5pm on Thursday 30th May 2013.
Please send the completed Application Form with a covering letter stating why you would like to apply for the role to: email@example.com
Colin Walker, Deputy Director of ECPAT UK, will join a team of intrepid cyclists from LexisNexis to raise funds for ECPAT UK through a London to Paris cycle challenge. Not content with doing the usual day job, Colin’s commitment to combating child trafficking and exploitation will see him ride almost 300 miles in three days. If you would like to sponsor Colin and the LexisNexis team, please go to Justgiving.com
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Anti-Slavery International and ECPAT UK are pleased that the Court of Criminal Appeal has today signalled its recognition of the importance of Article 8 of the EU Trafficking Directive (2011/36), which…
The United Kingdom’s law and extra-jurisdictional policing arrangements are putting vulnerable children at high risk of sexual abuse, by their failure either to prevent British sex offenders from travelling…
A decision that may allow child sex offenders to have their names removed from the Sex Offenders’ Register will put children in the UK and overseas at risk, ECPAT UK is warning. Following a ruling in…
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The UK Government will tomorrow miss a major opportunity to crack down on child trafficking and the chance to effectively support the victims of this global trade. ECPAT UK, which campaigns against child…