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United Kingdom

Members

ECPAT UK is a leading UK charity campaigning against child trafficking and supporting young people who have been victims of exploitation. ECPAT UK was the first UK organisation working solely against child trafficking. It was initially a coalition of nine UK organisations working on children’s issues. These organisations were: Anti-Slavery International, Barnardos, Jubilee Campaign, NSPCC, Save the Children UK, the Body Shop Foundation, the Children’s Society, UNICEF UK and World Vision UK. Today, it is a leading, youth-led voice calling for trafficked children’s rights.

ECPAT UK

Contact: Patricia Durr
Phone: +44 20 7607 2136
Address: 81A Endell Street, Third Floor, London, WC2H 9DX
Email: info@ecpat.org.uk
Website: https://www.ecpat.org.uk

Facts

According to a 2016 ECPAT UK’s expert paper, child sexual abuse material is an increasing issue within the country. Reportedly, around 50,000 UK-based individuals were involved in downloading and sharing this kind of material in 2012.

The United Kingdom is a source, transit, and destination country for children trafficked for forced labour and sexual purposes. Albania, Vietnam, Nigeria, Romania, and Poland were the top countries of origin for potential trafficking victims identified in 2015. The most vulnerable categories are children in the care system and unaccompanied child migrants.

In 2015, the Parliament of the United Kingdom adopted the Modern Slavery Act 2015 which is designed to improve law enforcement responses to human trafficking and strengthen identification and protection mechanisms for victims of human trafficking, including children.

Resources

ECPAT International
United Kingdom – Country Monitoring Report

Year: 2013

ECPAT International
Access to Justice and Remedies Research: Access to Compensation

Year: 2017

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ECPAT International
ReACT Project Exploitation/trafficking: Rights of Isolated Minors or Children in Danger in United Kingdom

Year: 2017

ECPAT International
Regional Overview: The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children in Europe

Year: 2014

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