University of Bath

Child trafficking: Children's voices informing practice

This interactive seminar will present the latest research on children’s experiences of being trafficked.

8 Nov 20181.00pm
to
8 Nov 20184.30pm
Free
Child sitting in the dark looking through a whole in the wall
Little is known about what helps or hinders children in accessing the support they require to leave abusers and escape trafficking situations.

Child trafficking and modern slavery is a crosscutting social issue, relevant to front-line practice in child protection, child migration, criminal justice, immigration, social policy and human rights. Unfortunately little is known about what helps or hinders children in accessing the support they require to leave abusers and escape trafficking situations.

Funded by the ESRC Festival of Social Science, this interactive seminar will showcase important research on children’s experiences of being trafficked. Children’s views will be presented on how they experienced services in child trafficking practice. This will offer insights into front-line practice and how current services could improve.

The event is aimed at public sector front-line staff coming into contact with children: police, social workers, youth offending workers, foster carers, interpreters, immigration solicitors, housing and librarians.

Practitioners will be asked to contribute and share their challenges in working with this group of children to explore current practice. Debate will offer an opportunity to consider how services could respond better to children’s needs.