Trafficked children and unaccompanied asylum seeking children

About the issue

The All Wales Protocol: Reducing the criminalisation of care experienced children and young adults highlights that unaccompanied asylum seeking children are particularly vulnerable to being exploited and coerced into offending.

Missing People and Every Child Protected Against Trafficking (ECPAT) have reported that trafficked and unaccompanied children in local authority care are at very high risk of going missing, including those who are care experienced.

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If you are concerned that someone is at risk of or being trafficked please contact:

Modern Slavery Helpline:

+44 (0) 800 0121 700

Modern Slavery Human Trafficking Unit (MSHTC):

+44 (0) 844 778 2406

Unaccompanied asylum seeking children

Unaccompanied asylum seeking children: guidance

Unaccompanied asylum seeking children: guidance for social workers