UK’s Anti-Slavery Commissioner backs call for guardianship and local decision making for trafficked children as more children than adults are identified as potential victims for the first time

In her annual report laid before Parliament today, the UK’s Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner Dame Sara Thornton, has echoed ECPAT UK’s call for  Independent Child Trafficking Guardians to be immediately rolled out nationally and reaffirmed her support for localised decision making power to determine individuals’ official status as victims of trafficking at a time when more children than adults have been identified as potential victims for the first time.

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Author: Sinead Geoghegan

Stable futures: Protect trafficked children in the long term

Current campaign: All young people should have the support and security they need to plan for their futures as they reach adulthood. Join us in calling on the UK Government to give trafficked and unaccompanied children their future back. Sign the petition today.

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Author: Sinead Geoghegan

A review of what works in multi-agency decision making and the implications for child victims of trafficking

ECPAT UK and the Office of the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner have produced a review into models of multi-agency decision making in the UK. A review of what works in multi-agency decision making and the implications for child victims of trafficking makes recommendations for best practice in multi-agency decision making for child victims of trafficking, including potential future devolved decision-making in the National Referral Mechanism.

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Author: Sinead Geoghegan

ECPAT UK training

ECPAT UK offers a comprehensive training programme, in line with National Occupational Standards, delivering courses for more than 20 years to help improve responses to child trafficking, modern slavery and exploitation.