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Child trafficking: Experiences of separated children on the move

This seminar will share the findings of research which focuses on improving child trafficking practice.

  • 12 Dec 2018, 6.00pm to 12 Dec 2018, 7.30pm GMT
  • Chancellors' Building, 3.5, University of Bath
  • This event is free
Back of a girl's head and shoulder with a barcode and descriptor 'slave' tattooed onto the shoulder
NOT for sale: human trafficking. Photograph by Ira Gelb, 2011. Used under licence CC BY-ND 2.0

Dr Alinka Gearon from the Department of Social & Policy Sciences, will be running this seminar. She will share her research Child trafficking: Experiences of separated children on the move (Gearon, 2016). This study explored children’s experiences of being trafficked and the support services in England.

The findings have a distinct applied focus aimed at improving child trafficking practice.

Speaker profiles

Dr Alinka Gearon is an experienced child protection social worker, with an interest in listening to how children are affected by social issues. This informed her PhD research into Child Trafficking, exploring the experiences of separated children on the move. She explored children’s experiences of separation, migration and child abuse. This research uniquely listened to, and gave voice to, children’s experiences of their childhood, of child abuse and exploitation first hand. The research also facilitated understanding in how children experience domestic child protection systems.

Her research interests lie in qualitative and child-focused research exploring children’s worlds, child protection and children’s rights. She has an interest in developing increased participation of children in social work research and practice.

Who should attend

This event is aimed at front-line staff working with children and young people: police, social workers, youth offending workers, criminal justice professionals and others are welcome to attend.

Booking details

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Chancellors' Building, 3.5 University of Bath Claverton Down Bath BA2 7AY United Kingdom


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