ECPAT UK welcomes the announcement of a new Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner

Eleanor Lyons, current Deputy to the Children's Commissioner, has been announced as the new Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner today by the Home Office after 18 month vacancy


Author: Helen O'Neill


We are delighted to be taking part once again in the Big Give Christmas Challenge Week matched funding campaign. From 28th November to 5th December 2023 all donations are DOUBLED in support of our direct work with child victims of trafficking


Author: Patricia Durr

Creating Stable Futures final report: Human Trafficking, Participation and Outcomes for Children

This interim report summarises the main findings from a participatory research study based on the voices of young people who have experience of modern slavery, aiming to understand what positive outcomes for these young people would look like. The research was led by the Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice at Sheffield Hallam University, the University of Bedfordshire’s Institute of Applied Social Research, in partnership with ECPAT UK.


Author: Pandora Haydon

ECPAT UK wins legal challenge on the unlawful accommodation of unaccompanied children

The High Court has upheld ECPAT UK's claim that both Kent County Council and the Secretary of State for the Home Department have acted unlawfully in respect duties owed to children under The Children Act 1989 and routine placement of unaccompanied children seeking asylum in hotels.


Author: Laura Duran

Judge rules that the Home Secretary acted irrationally in the case brought by Kent County Council on the operation of the National Transfer Scheme

High Court rules that the Home Secretary acted irrationally in its operation of the National Transfer Scheme in a further judgement about the accommodation of unaccompanied children in Home Office hotels.