The Partnership Against Child Trafficking (PACT) Project is an innovative project aimed at improving local responses to child trafficking and all forms of modern slavery and exploitation. ECPAT UK was selected by the Government to deliver the project in partnership with Cordis Bright and Missing People. The project is funded by the Home Office’s Child Trafficking Protection Fund.

The PACT project aims to improve localised responses to child trafficking by supporting UK local authorities to enhance their identification, safeguarding and response to child trafficking and build local capacity for multi-agency working.

Through the project, ECPAT UK and its expert partners provide a specialist consultancy service to local authorities and are producing tools to equip local authorities to respond effectively to children at risk of trafficking, children who have been trafficked and those who are at risk of going missing. The project tools and consultancy service will enhance the knowledge, skills and confidence of professionals involved in providing services and care for child victims of trafficking and exploitation.

The PACT project will run as a pilot until the end of March 2019, working collaboratively with four local authorities across the UK and consulting with children affected by trafficking and exploitation.