Children smuggled into UK for sex abuse and slavery – The Guardian

Posted June 12th, 2007 in children, news, trafficking in human beings by sally

“The trade in hundreds of children smuggled into the UK for sexual exploitation, drug smuggling, under-age marriage, street crime and domestic slavery was exposed last night in a government report. The Home Office-commissioned survey identifies 330 cases of suspected or confirmed victims of trafficking – most of them from China or from Africa – but warns of an ‘unknown quantity’ that have not come to the attention of the authorities.”

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The Guardian, 12th June 2007


Related link: A scoping project on child trafficking in the UK (PDF)