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10 Dec 2019
Following bad publicity around child refugees in conservative-supporting newspapers, and Theresa May’s decision, according to the ‘Dubs amendment’ only 350 unaccompanied children will be taken from this month. Charity representatives said that this...
20 Jan 2019
The number of British nationals identified as potential child trafficking victims has been rising, amounting to 2 118 cases in 2017, out of which half said they were trafficked within the UK. Despite this, Independent has learned the UK`s Home...
06 Jul 2017
The London Economic reports on figures demonstrating an increase in the number of British children being suspected as potential victims of human trafficking. The National Crime Agency (NCA) data show “a more than 100 per cent rise in the total...
12 Aug 2016
The UK’s first independent anti-slavery commissioner, Kevin Hyland, reports for 'The Guardian' on the trafficking of Nigerian women and girls into sexual exploitation in Europe and the UK in particular. In this article Hyland details the most recent...
15 Jun 2016
Left Foot Forward is reporting on how a British exit from the EU, or 'Brexit', would have a negative effect on the combating of human trafficking. The article argues that with the legal channels available for EU citizens to work and live in the UK,...
06 Jun 2016
The Herald reports on an initiative by the National Crime Agency to combat modern slavery through a concerted effort that involved different police agencies from several areas, including Devon, Cornwall, Avon and Somerset. The effort has already...
23 Feb 2016
The BBC reports that victims of people trafficking who are pregnant or have children have had their needs "systematically overlooked" in the UK.The report - by the Anti-Trafficking Monitoring Group - said the provision of access to safe...
21 Jan 2016
The International Business Times reports that more than half of UK businesses supply managers have said they "lack the skills to deal with modern slavery", according to new research. It comes as more than 12,000 British companies have been forced to...
20 Aug 2015
TakePart reports on a U.K. study of almost 900 healtchare providers, of which 13% (one in eight) reported having contact with victims of human trafficking in their practies, and most said they did not know how to make referrals or help the victims. ...
29 Jul 2015
BT reports that David Cameron has become the first British prime minister to visit Vietnam; this recent visit set as one of its primary goals the fight to end human trafficking between the two countries. The article notes that many child victims are...

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