Update, October 2020: New data shows shockingly low numbers of child victims of trafficking are being given the right to stay in the UK, despite the government's duties to them. This leaves them at risk of re-trafficking and further harm, particularly during the Covid-19 pandemic which has left many isolated, without access to key workers and basic support. Please take a stand by signing the petition below and tweeting your MP.

Trafficked and unaccompanied children are just like other young people their age – full of potential and with hopes and dreams for the future.

Following difficult journeys and often, the trauma of exploitation, many young people find arriving in the UK is not the end of their ordeal but the beginning of a new one.

Young people find themselves in many complex and confusing situations – often encountering police, interpreters, social workers, foster carers, lawyers and immigration officials without the support of a guardian.

What’s more, the government’s immigration policies leave many facing long term uncertainty as they wait to find out if they are allowed to stay in the UK, access education and build a future.

No child should have to shoulder all this alone – particularly those who have experienced trauma and need special support to recover.

Join us in calling on the government to give young people their futures back

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