Urgent action needed: Independent guardianship for all trafficked, unaccompanied and separated children

Last October, an incredible 120,535 supporters called for specialist support for all trafficked children. However, the fight is not finished. Make sure your voice is heard by contacting the Home Secretary asking him to provide guardianship for all trafficked, separated and unaccompanied children Read more

Demand specialist support for trafficked children

In 2018 we worked with Care2 to call on the Home Secretary, Sajid Javid MP, to overhaul the current system of identification and support for victims of trafficking – the National Referral Mechanism (NRM). Read more

Stop the press revealing identities of Calais children

In 2017, we called on the editors of The Sun, the Daily Star, the Daily Mail and the Daily Express to stop risking children's security and inciting discrimination by publishing photographs and personal details about unaccompanied young people arriving in the UK from Calais. Read more

Hold online offenders financially accountable for child sexual abuse

In 2016, we called on Michael Gove MP, UK Secretary of State for Justice, to grant access to recovery funds for child victims of online sexual abuse. Thank you to the 38,543 ECPAT UK supporters who signed this petition. Read more

Protect children from trafficking in Scotland

In 2015, ECPAT UK, Walk Free and CARE successfully petitioned Scottish Parliament to include a number of important provisions for child victims of trafficking in the Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Act. Thank you to the more than 6,000 supporters who signed this petition. Read more

Help stop child slavery in Kenya

In 2015, ECPAT UK, Child Aid Organization Kenya and Walk Free successfully petitioned the UK and Kenya to help set up the first child protection unit in Kenya. Thank you to the more than 41,000 supporters who signed this petition. Read more

Home Secretary: Help stop child trafficking by strengthening the Modern Slavery Bill

In 2015, we successfully petitioned the Home Secretary to amend the Modern Slavery Act to better protect trafficked children. Thank you to the more than 80,000 supporters who signed this petition. Read more

Prime Minister: Keep vital EU criminal justice powers

CAMPAIGN SUCCESS! In 2014, we successfully petitioned the Prime Minister to keep vital EU powers that help fight child exploitation and trafficking. Thank you to the more than 2,000 supporters who signed this emergency 24-hour petition. Read more

Stop the sexual abuse of children in travel and tourism

In 2014, we called on the UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond to immediately introduce measures that make it easier to investigate and prosecute travelling British sex offenders, and protect vulnerable children. Thank you to the more than 10,000 supporters who signed this petition. Read more

Stop sex trafficking campaign with The Body Shop

In 2011, ECPAT UK, in partnership with The Body Shop, handed in one of the largest petitions ever to the UN, calling for the global abolition of child trafficking for sexual exploitation. Thank you to the more than 7 million people in 50 countries, including over 700,000 in the UK, who signed this petition. Read more

Anti-Slavery Day

In December 2009, the Anti-Slavery Day Bill was introduced in Parliament as a Private Members’ Bill by the then Conservative MP Anthony Steen, Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Trafficking of Women and Children (now the APPG on Human Trafficking). ECPAT UK helped to draft the Bill and promote it amongst parliamentarians. Read more