ECPAT UK - Campaigning against child trafficking and transnational child exploitation
We are currently recruiting a Finance Officer to contribute to the sound management of ECPAT UK by providing specialist skills in accounts, payroll and financial reporting. The closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday, 31st March 2017.
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ECPAT UK has launched a new e-learning course for all professionals who may come into contact with children, young people or adults who have been trafficked.
Designed in partnership with award winning e-learning provider Virtual College, the course supports frontline staff to meet their professional safeguarding responsibilities and recognise the rights of child and adult victims of trafficking.
Learners will be taken on an interactive journey to examine and understand different types of exploitation, how individuals become victims to abuse and what actions professionals should take to identify victims and help them.
10 August 2016
ECPAT UK has welcomed the conviction of Dorset abuser, David Shepherd, on 13 charges of child sexual abuse in the Philippines.
The leading children’s rights charity commended local Dorset Police for pursuing the extra-territorial case to its conclusion and helping secure conviction on counts including the rape of a child under 13 and taking indecent photographs of a child.
ECPAT UK said UK leaders must follow the lead of local investigators and act swiftly to reverse their astonishingly low rates of monitoring, prosecuting and convicting UK offenders who travel abroad and sexually abuse children.
12 July 2016
A new ECPAT UK expert paper has said that UK legislation is largely ineffective to protect children abroad from travelling UK sex offenders.
Despite the UK's strengthened legal powers to combat child sexual exploitation, children abroad remain acutely vulnerable to UK travelling abusers, the paper argues, due to weak extraterritorial provisions and limited UK investigative collaboration with EU and international law enforcement.
The paper, entitled Developments in the UK’s Response to Child Trafficking and Child Sexual Exploitation, calls for strengthened multi-agency international cooperation, mandatory reporting of child sexual abuse offences by UK offenders abroad and the establishment of a national investigation unit to tackle extraterritorial child sexual abuse.
12 May 2016
More children are at risk of sexual exploitation than ever before, particularly in travel and tourism, a two-year global study by ECPAT has revealed today.
The report, entitled Offenders on the Move: Global Study on Sexual Exploitation of Children in Travel and Tourism 2016, has found that an increase in global tourism and improved accessibility of information technology have escalated the threat of sexual exploitation in every country in the world.
Children in the UK and Europe, long seen as source countries for travelling child sex offenders, have also experienced an increased risk of sexual abuse by foreign and in-country travelling offenders.
"When I asked 'Where [is] my money?', they threatened to kill me"- ‘Hung’, from Vietnam, was trafficked into UK and exploited through forced cannabis cultivation.
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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…