ECPAT UK represents the rights of children affected by trafficking in a wide range of forums at the international, national and local level. We use evidence from our youth work, training and research to secure positive change in policy, legislation and practice to protect and promote the rights of all children who may have been trafficked.

We chair the Children’s Task and Finish Group, a subgroup of the primary strategic group that advises the Government on its modern slavery strategy. In this role we report directly to the Minister for Crime, Safeguarding and Vulnerability on child trafficking issues.

We chair the Child Trafficking Advisory Group, advising the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner on child-specific issues.

ECPAT UK is also a member of numerous local and national groups, including:

Additionally, we are members of numerous local authority groups relevant to child protection and child trafficking.

ECPAT UK also responds to a wide range of international, national and local consultations aimed at improving legislation, policy and practice.

For more information about our policy work, please get in touch.