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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...
24 Jul 2017
Rudaw reports on the findings that express concern over the whereabouts of 104 missing refugee and migrant youth who were attempting to seek refuge in the United Kingdom from the Calais refugee camp.  The whereabouts of over a hundred of these young...
23 Sep 2016
According to Kevin Hyland- the UK’s new anti-slavery commissioner- as reported in The Guardia, a failure to respond to the needs of child refugees in Calais leaves them at risk of exploitation to modern slavery. The commissioner claimed that a lack...
11 Sep 2016
BBC reports that two, so-called "child houses" are to be set up to support victims of sexual abuse and help them through the court process, the home secretary has said. Under the £7.2m project, children and young people will be able to get medical...
05 Sep 2016
The LocalGov reports that the municipal council of Telford and Wrekin on Children and Young People Scrutiny Committee revealed that last year 137 cases of suspected child sexual abuse were reported and only 45 were referred to the council’s...
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...
13 Jun 2016
The christiantoday.com reports that life is a "living hell" for children in French refugee camps, and they may have been spared if the UK's Home Office had acted faster to process their move to the UK, Unicef has warned. Hundreds of children, many...
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...
29 Mar 2016
The Telegraph reports on how changes to the law regarding modern day slavery will help put an end to modern day slavery and child labour, while holding large businesses accountable. It reports that the law will make it obligatory on all companies...
15 Jan 2016
The Telegraph UK reports that in UK urban gangs are recruiting children aged under nine to take part in crime, with some youngsters lured outside schools with the promise of new trainers and tracksuits, an official report has warned. Senior members...

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