In light of the Independent Review of the Modern Slavery Act, we are currently campaigning on guardianship for unaccompanied and trafficked children https://www.ecpat.org.uk/specialist-support-for-trafficked-children-urgent-action-needed. We are calling for this to be changed through expansion of the provision outlined in the Modern Slavery Act which is currently under review<https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-commissions-independent-review-of-the-modern-slavery-act-2015> by the Government.
Take action by: – https://www.thepetitionsite.com/en-gb/takeaction/590/660/777/. If you are able to share any of this with your networks that would be fantastic. Catherine Baker, Senior Research, Policy and Campaigns Officer ECPAT UK
Traffiking: There are more people in slavery in the world today than in the entire 350 year history of the slave trade. One in eight is in Europe; at least 10,000 of those are in the UK and over 1,000 of them are children.
Human trafficking has overtaken even drugs trafficking in terms of scale. It is a global issue and the consequences for its victims are dire. Infographic