Child Trafficking

Human trafficking is when men, women and children are brought into a situation of exploitation through the use of violence, deception or coercion and forced to work against their will. It is a form of modern slavery.

 It happens to victims within the UK and across international country borders. 

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Bringing children into exploitative conditions is trafficking; no violence, deception or coercion needs to be involved.

Trafficked people have no choice in what happens to them and often suffer violence and threats made against them or their families. The traffickers use these people to make profit for themselves.

 

Types of trafficking:

  • Sexual exploitation - includes the abuse of children for the production of child abuse images/videos. Take a look at our dedicated Child Sexual Exploitation section for further information.
  • Domestic servitude - a person is forced to work in a private home, doing chores and childcare duties for little or no pay. Their freedom may be restricted and they often sleep where they work.
  • Forced labour - victims are forced to work long hours, in poor conditions under verbal or physical threats of violence to them or their families. If they are paid, the wages are low. They often work in the construction, manufacturing, hospitality, food packaging, agriculture, maritime and beauty services and live together in one dwelling.
  • Criminal exploitation - forcing a person to commit a crime, such as pick-pocketing, shop-lifting, growing cannabis, drug trafficking and other similar illegal ways which make the traffickers money. 
  • Organ removal; forced begging; forced benefit fraud; forced marriage and illegal adoption.

National Referral Mechanism (NRM) Awareness Raising Sessions for Multi-Agency Partners

 The awareness raising sessions will cover the following topics :

  • Understanding and spotting the signs of child exploitation and trafficking
  • Awareness on the benefits of the National Referral Mechanism (NRM) for children and young people.
  • What to do if you believe you have identified a victim of child trafficking
  • Who are First Responders
  • How you make a referral to a First Responder in order for a child or young person to be referred into the NRM
  • Awareness of the Suffolk NRM Flowchart and additional resources


There are 3 dates available for multiagency partners to book a place via this link

www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-national-referral-mechanism-nrm-awareness-raising-suffolk-partners-tickets-125607169425   The workshop will be run on Microsoft Teams and delegates will be sent a reminder and the link prior to the session.

 

NRM First Responders Training

As part of the Suffolk collaborative response to addressing Criminal Exploitation and County Lines we are working with The Children's Society to provide NRM training & awareness sessions to support First Responders.

 This session will be delivered by The Children's Society and will cover the following topics :

  •  Provide awareness on the benefits of the National Referral Mechanism (NRM) for children and young people.
  • Understanding and spotting the signs of child exploitation and trafficking
  • Awareness on the benefits of the National Referral Mechanism (NRM) for children and young people
  • Best practice to completing the NRM, multi-agency working,
  • Challenging negative decisions received
  • Supporting young people through the process.
  • Awareness of the Suffolk NRM Flowchart and additional resources

There are 3 dates available for partners to book a place via this link https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/nrm-and-children-training-for-first-responders-in-suffolk-tickets-125608812339   The workshops will be run on Microsoft Teams and you will be sent a reminder and the link prior to the session


Resources

Quick Guide 1 Safeguarding Children Who May Have Been Trafficked Oct 2020

Safeguarding Children Who May Have Been Trafficked - Policy, Procedures and Practice Guidance

National Crime Agency - Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking

Government Guidance: Safeguarding children who may have been trafficked

NSPCC - Help for Children who have been Trafficked

NSPCC Child Trafficking leaflets for professionals

NSPCC Child Trafficking leaflets for children and young people

Protect provider responses treatment and care for trafficked people