Protecting children from trafficking through guardianship
At least 10 children are trafficked in the UK every week. Many more go unidentified.
All separated migrant children living in the UK – including potential victims of child trafficking – need an independent legal guardian to protect their rights, advocate for their best interests, and give them the help they need to grow up happy, healthy, and secure.
This briefing makes the case for such a system of guardianship to be established in UK law through the Modern Slavery Bill, and explains why it would improve the lives of some of our most vulnerable children.