This report is a collaborative study conducted by the University of Nottingham Rights Lab and ECPAT UK has identified the reality of child modern slavery in the UK and signalled a critical call to action. The research sheds light on the persistent challenges stemming from gaps in resources and policy, especially in the absence of a UK wide Child Exploitation Strategy. 

The findings reveal an absence of a comprehensive multi-departmental child exploitation strategy, exacerbating the shortcomings in current legislation and leaving child victims inadequately protected. The six-month investigation exposes child protection failings, demonstrating a clear need for immediate intervention. 

Follow this link to read the full report.