ECPAT UK's direct work with young victims is rights based, trauma informed and child and young person centred.
Through our Youth Programme, ECPAT UK provides tailored and gender specific support for young people to enable them to learn valuable life skills, access peer support, ease their trauma, understand their rights, and have their voices heard in environments that promote Safety, Collaboration, Empowerment, Trust and Choice. Through all of our work we promote the ethical and meaningful participation of young people in ECPAT UK's including our research, policy and campaigns, training and organisational development.
Find out more about our Youth Programme here and below
Learn about our new #CareForEveryChild project offering support to children who have spent time in UK Home Office hotels outside of the care that they were entitled to and at risk.
ECPAT UK’s youth advisory group is made up of former members of our youth programme for victims of child trafficking, as well as current long-term members who are interested in steering the organisation’s campaigns and strategy.
The award-winning ECPAT UK Trafficked girls and young women's group was the first-ever peer support group for trafficked young people in the UK. It provides a safe space where young people who have been through emotional trauma can socialise and get involved in projects, such as drama and arts, as a way for them to recover from their experiences.
ECPAT UK runs a project supporting boys and young men who have been trafficked to the UK. The project draws on the successful model of peer support for trafficked girls and young women pioneered by ECPAT UK.