ECPAT UK’s Children’s Champion 2022

We’re pleased to open this year’s public nominations for our Children’s Champion for 2022.

Each year, ECPAT UK recognises someone who has demonstrated outstanding commitment to trafficked children with our Children's Champion award.

The winner will be selected in June by our panel of young people affected by trafficking, staff members and trustees.

You can read about previous Children's Champion award winners here.

About the Children’s Champion award

Our Children’s Champion is selected based on their unique attributes, achievements and contributions to child victims of trafficking.

In particular, we are looking for those who demonstrate the following competencies that are central to ECPAT UK’s values:

  • Child centredness – by this we mean behaviours and environments which respect children and young people as active agents in their own lives with rights to be and feel protected, to be provided for and to actively participate in all matters affecting them
  • Kindness – by this we mean actions, behaviour and communication that is devoid of judgement and actively shows an understanding of the impact of trauma, abuse and other life experiences
  • Advocacy – by this we mean standing up with and for children and young people in the face of adverse and hostile systems and decision makers to ensure that they are heard, respected and supported

Nominations are open to anyone who works with or for children and young people affected by trafficking, including (but not limited to):

  • Foster carers
  • Residential staff
  • Support workers
  • Social workers
  • Independent Child Trafficking Guardians
  • Lawyers
  • Campaigners
  • Community organisers
  • Fundraisers

How to enter

Anyone can nominate an individual for our Children’s Champion 2022 award.

Simply copy and paste the form below into an email (providing details of your nominee and their attributes, achievements and contributions to child victims of trafficking) and then send to [email protected] by 5pm on Friday 17th June 2022.   

Each nominee will be scored against their demonstrations of the three key characteristics outlined above: Child centredness, Kindness and Advocacy.



My name:

My email address:

My nomination for the 2022 Children’s Champion is:

Email address for my nominee (if known):

Telephone number for my nominee (if known):

Please tell us in no more than 500 words why you are nominating this person, using our three scoring criteria of child-centredness, kindness and advocacy:


We look forward to receiving your nominations!