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Trafficking/Modern Slavery

Child trafficking is child abuse. Children are recruited, moved or transported and then forced to work or sold.

Children may be trafficked for:

  • sexual abuse
  • forced marriage
  • domestic servitude
  • forced labour
  • criminal activity such as pickpocketing

Many children are trafficked into the UK from abroad but children may also be trafficked around the UK.

The Greenwich Safeguarding Children Board is committed to tackling this appalling crime. This page contains information and links to training and available resources.

NSPCC Child Trafficking Advice Centre - Advice and support for professionals worried that a young person may be a victim of trafficking

Home Office information on modern slavery: duty to notify. Factsheet and posters that explain what you need to do if you think someone has been a victim of modern slavery.

Trafficking information and resources from the London Safeguarding Children Board

Safeguarding children who may have been trafficked - Practice guidance from the Government.

ECPAT - www.ecpat.org.uk

Free ECPAT E-Training Resource - www.course.ecpat.org.uk/index.php

The National Crime Agency sets out the full National Referral Mechanism (NRM) for identifying, protecting and supporting victims of human trafficking. This includes the National Referral Mechanism (NRM) form for potential victims of trafficking and modern slavery.

Modern Slavery Act 2015

The Modern Slavery Act 2015 is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.  It is designed to tackle slavery in the UK and consolidates previous offences relating to trafficking and slavery.