ReACT is a partnership project between ECPAT groups in the UK, France, Belgium, The Netherlands and Germany aiming to increase the capacity of representatives (guardians and lawyers) of child victims of trafficking to provide appropriate support and uphold the rights of trafficked children during legal proceedings in key trafficking destination countries.

The project supports trafficked children and their representatives (guardians and lawyers) by:

  • Delivering a practical research programme that focuses on guardianship systems for child victims of trafficking involved in legal procedures in five Member States (Belgium, France, Germany, Netherlands and UK)

  • Developing multidisciplinary training modules that promote minimum standards for guardians and lawyers regarding child victims of trafficking, including specific modules relating to their roles and responsibilities

  • Providing training for guardians (or other representatives according to the country) and lawyers on child victims of trafficking involved in legal procedures at national level in five Member States

  • Producing child-friendly information tools for child victims of trafficking in order to inform children of their rights as children, and as child victims of trafficking

  • Advocating to ensure effective legal guardianship for child victims of trafficking in EU Member States and to integrate information and training on trafficking in the curriculum of new guardians and lawyers


Funded by the European Union

Latest news and research

Better support, better protection: Steps lawyers and guardians can take to better identify and protect trafficked children Latest news and research



Many guardians and lawyers working with children do not have the experience and training to identify when these children may have been trafficked or are at risk of trafficking, according to Better support, better protection: Steps lawyers and guardians can take to better identify and protect trafficked children provides, a ReACT Project (Reinforcing Assistance to Child Victims of Trafficking) report based on research in Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

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New ReACT Project YouTube channel

 
ReACT Project partners have created a short film to help child victims of trafficking navigate legal and guardianship systems in Europe.

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